every inch the something

every inch the something
every inch the (something) completely like something.

He looked every inch the slick, city businessman.

From his white running shoes to his baseball cap, he looks every inch a Californian.

Usage notes: used with verbs like look, seem, and be

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  • inch — inch1 W3S2 [ıntʃ] n [Date: 1000 1100; : Latin; Origin: uncia one twelfth ] 1.) written abbreviation in a unit for measuring length, equal to 2.54 centimetres. There are 12 inches in a foot. ▪ The curtains were an inch too short. ▪ Rainfall here… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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