every inch a (something)

every inch a (something)

Fully embodying a certain trait or look. 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 an old Hollywood starlet.
See also: every, inch

every inch a something

 and every inch the something
completely; in every way. (Usually strengthening a following adjective.) Mary is every inch the schoolteacher. Her father is every inch a gentleman.
See also: every, inch