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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Wood sounded every inch the leader as he passionately demanded that England meet South Africa's physical challenge head on.
Wood sounded every inch the leader today as he passionately demanded that England meet South Africa's physical challenge head on.
Both at dummy half and later in the back row, Sinfield was immersed in the action in attack and defence, and looked every inch the leader he does for the Rhinos.
I said she was "severe, puritanical and barking" and that she had "stumbled out of the Conservative conference saloon looking every inch the leader of a cowboy lynch mob".
She's 53-years-old, a little the worse for wear, and she stumbled out of the conference saloon looking every inch the leader of a cowboy lynch mob.