every inch of one


every inch of one
completely, totally

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  • Jack Was Every Inch a Sailor — is a traditional Newfoundland and Labrador folk song. It is a comical retelling of the Jonah tale, with a Newfoundland whaler as protagonist, but in this instance the whale gets his comeuppance.It may have been adapted from a New York music hall… …   Wikipedia

  • inch — I n. 1) to contest, fight for every inch of one s land 2) a cubic; square inch 3) every inch ( to the utmost degree ) (she is every inch a champion) 4) within an inch ( almost ) (he was beaten within an inch of his life) 5) (misc.) inch by inch… …   Combinatory dictionary

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  • inch — See: by inches, every inch, give one an inch, and he will take a mile, within an ace of or within an inch of, within an inch of one s life …   Словарь американских идиом

  • inch — ► NOUN 1) a unit of linear measure equal to one twelfth of a foot (2.54 cm). 2) a quantity of rainfall that would cover a horizontal surface to a depth of one inch. 3) a very small amount or distance: don t yield an inch. ► VERB ▪ move along… …   English terms dictionary

  • inch — inch1 [inch] n. [ME inche < OE ynce < L uncia, twelfth part, inch, OUNCE1] 1. a unit of length in the FPS system, equal to 1/ 12 foot (2.54 cm): symbol, ″: abbrev. in 2. a fall (of rain, snow, etc.) equal to the amount that would cover a… …   English World dictionary

  • inch — inch1 /inch/, n. 1. a unit of length, 1/12 foot, equivalent to 2.54 centimeters. 2. a very small amount of anything; narrow margin: to win by an inch; to avert disaster by an inch. 3. by inches, a. narrowly; by a narrow margin: escaped by inches …   Universalium

  • 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

  • inch — inch1 [ ıntʃ ] noun count *** a unit for measuring length. An inch is equal to 2.54 CENTIMETERS. There are 12 inches in one foot: The car stopped only about three inches from the edge of the cliff. an inch high/long/wide: The insect was about an… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English


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