every inch

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Adverb[edit]

every inch (not comparable)

  1. (idiomatic) totally, completely
    • 2011 January 22, Ian Hughes, “Arsenal 3 - 0 Wigan”, in BBC[1]:
      Wigan looked every inch a side languishing in the relegation zone and there was never any indication they would arrest a run that had seen them lose all of their previous eight Premier League matches at Arsenal.