every inch a/the leader, star, hero, etc.

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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.
See also: every, inch

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.
See also: every, inch
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He walked stiff-legged across the tarmac to join us and was every inch the hero I remembered from the book and the film Reach For The Sky.
Keanu Reeves (right) looks every inch the hero as LAPD anti-terrorist expert Jack Traven in the movie which shot him to superstardom.
The Walsall goalkeeper's dis-play atoned for his disappointment at the weekend when his error gave Wolves' George Ndah an easy winner in the West Midlands derby, but at the Madejski Stadium he was every inch the hero.
Steve Dorrington limped off to add to the Blues problems before Fredericks returned to the field looking every inch the hero swathed in bandages to his head.