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every inch

Definition of every inch in English:

1The whole surface, distance, or area: between them they know every inch of the country
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  • Our hosts, Norsemaid Charters, have been in the business for 15 years and know every inch of the area.
  • Our driver, a prosperous local farmer from the area, knows every inch of the land.
  • Mike has subjected every inch of the floor and cabinet area around the sink to a microscopic sniff test.
2Entirely; very much so: he’s every inch the gentleman
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  • Immaculately besuited, he is every inch the genial Latino gentleman.
  • Contrary to my expectations, he was every inch the country gentleman, a charming and solicitous host.
  • Fully formed now, the man before me today looks every inch the confident star.
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