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
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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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Mariah hardly moved, letting her all-male backup dancers do the terpsichorean heavy-lifting-although she looked every inch the star she's always been since she began blazing a trail for female vocalists in the pre-Spotify era.
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Friel, wearing heavily embroidered dresses, fake fur wraps, and Cossack-style boots, matched her backstage appearances with her onstage persona while ensuring that, according to the Daily Mail newspaper, she looked, "every inch the star."
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Prince looked every inch the star in the incongruous surroundings, dressed head-to-toe in black and sporting a furry jerkin and large sunglasses.
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