every inch the

every inch the
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

New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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