Every inch a/the leader, star, hero, etc. - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
every inch a/the leader, star, hero, etc.
every inch a/the (something)
Fully and completely something; something in every detail. The designer will understand if you want to make more changes—he is every inch a professional. Wow, your costume is great! You look every inch the old Hollywood starlet.
every ˌinch a/the ˈleader, ˈstar, ˈhero, etc. a leader, star, hero, etc. in every way; completely a leader, star, hero, etc: She is every inch a movie star. ♢ That horse looks every inch a winner. ♢ He looked every inch the romantic hero.