every inch of the way

Definition of every inch of the way

:throughout the entire process :with respect to everything
  • I tried to improve the system, but she opposed me every inch of the way.

Word by Word Definitions

every play
  1. : being each individual or part of a group without exception

  2. : being each in a series or succession

  3. : being all taken severally

inch play
  1. : a unit of length equal to ¹/₃₆ yard — see Weights and Measures Table

  2. : a small amount, distance, or degree

  3. : stature, height

  1. : to move by small degrees : progress slowly

  2. : to cause to move slowly

  1. : island

way play
  1. : a thoroughfare for travel or transportation from place to place

  2. : an opening for passage

  3. : the course traveled from one place to another : route

  1. : of, connected with, or constituting an intermediate point on a route

  1. : by a long distance : to a considerable degree or extent : far

  2. : by far : much

  3. : very


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