every inch a (something)(redirected from every inch an)
every inch a (something)
Fully embodying a certain role, 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.
every inch a somethingand 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.