Definition of to within an inch of one's life in English:

(to) within an inch of one's life

Almost to the point of death: he was beaten within an inch of his life
More example sentences
  • Just for that, I'm going to email Fitz and tell him to beat you within an inch of your life with a wet noodle the next time he sees you..
  • And I'm not going to spare you, I'm going to pummel you within an inch of your life.
  • Taxis aren't much better with drivers that leave you within an inch of your life.
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