He didn't just make a mistake on the date; he told the story in elaborate detail.
It is likely that in listening to conversations or lecture materials you simultaneously translate into pictures which enhance and elaborate on the meaning.
Faking an elaborate yawn, I sneak a glance over my shoulder just in time to see her naked back as she leaves.
Maybe I'll find tomorrow, I live in hope, that the BBC article was just some kind of elaborate wind-up…
He declined to elaborate on the technical details.
The big summit meetings are elaborate rituals, ostentatious shows of power that reinforce the entitlement and authority of the bodies they represent.
She looked as imperious and haughty as ever; her graying blue-silver hair swept up into an intricate coif, the elaborate detail of its design matching even her extravagant evening gown.
Tune in at 4 am tomorrow, when I may feverishly elaborate on the details.
Or is this an elaborate hoax designed to generate interest in a book deal?
Against lesser quarterbacks, expect more gap-shooting and elaborate designs involving the back seven.