give someone an inch
give someone an inchonce concessions have been made to someone they will demand a great deal.
The full form of the saying is the proverb give someone an inch and he will take a mile . In former times, ell (an obsolete measure of length equal to a little over a metre) was sometimes substitued for mile .
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- accompany (one) on a/(one's) journey
- accompany on a journey
- a stranger to (someone or something)
- be out of (one's) league
- be out of somebody's league
- be in bad with (someone)
- (one) puts (one's) pants on one leg at a time
- bargain for (someone or something) with (someone)
- brief (someone) about (someone or something)