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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.
See also: every, inch

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 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
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It caught their fancy that this boat was the Ark, what of its freightage of bedding, dry goods boxes, beer-cases, a cat, two dogs, a white cockatoo, a Chinaman, a kinky-headed black, a gangly pallid-haired giant, a grizzled Dag Daughtry, and an Ancient Mariner who looked every inch the part.
EVERTON'S Jordan Pickford has been backed to become England's number one by former Blues goalkeeper Nigel Martyn - who believes his current successor in between the sticks at Goodison Park "looks every inch the part.
This is Elizabeth's first Hollywood blockbuster and she looked every inch the leading lady.
Hunger Games star Elizabeth looks every inch the fashionista in Elizabeth Banks star Elizabeth looks every inch the fashionista in her 60s-inspired frock.
htm) Kalyan Jewellers campaign , Aishwarya was every inch the stunner donning a mermaid gown adorned with gold bangles.
Richard Gere looks every inch the part as troubled hedge fund magnate Robert Miller who will need every inch of skill to escape from a potentially career-threatening trap he's found himself in.
s every inch the SUMMER Wroniecki looks every inch the star with her beautiful new head of hair.
KATE MOSS looked every inch the catwalk star as she headed out for a night on the town in Brazil yesterday.
ALEXANDRA Burke is every inch the snow queen in her first photoshoot since taking the X Factor crown.
Zara, wearing a mint bandeau floor-length dress with her hair swept to the side, looked every inch the princess.
The father of three has been sober for more than 20 years, but he speaks the language of the street and still looks every inch the menacing tough guy he admits he used to be.
Stanko Milov, partnering Barker on opening night, was also good, his dancing often brilliant, especially in the Third Act Black Swan Pas de Deux, and every inch the aristocrat throughout.
Meanwhile, Joe's daughter Abigayle (Pascale Armand), who's probably June's age, tends her offstage sick mother while doing an elaborate dance of approach and avoidance with schoolmate Dexter (Armando Riesco), who's every inch the stereotype of a jive-talking, basketballplaying homeboy, except that he's a red-haired white kid.
For every inch the head moves forward head weight doubles placing additional stress and pressure on the neck with a negative trickle down effect on the entire spine and body.
NATALIE Portman looks every inch the bad girl as she poses for fashion magazine V.