Definition of column inch in English:

column inch

Line breaks: col¦umn inch

noun

  • A one-inch length of a column in a newspaper or magazine: it was a story which would fill many column inches
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    • What Gray must now do, and with a degree of urgency, is listen very carefully to his colleagues, his advisers and perhaps even the numerous economic commentators whose views have filled many a column inch over the last few days.
    • And while she may have garnered a column inch or two for her red catsuit and cherubic pout, her music appears just as colourful as the outfits.
    • If you look at the papers of the time, you will find perhaps a quarter of a column inch on the death of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo on the 28th of June of 1914.

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