(to) within an inch of one's life

(to) within an inch of one's life
almost to the point of death.
inch

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  • within an inch of one's life — {adv. phr.} Until you are almost dead; near to dying. * /The bear clawed the hunter within an inch of his life./ Often used after to . * /The prize fighter was beaten to within an inch of his life./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • within an inch of one's life — (to) within an inch of one s life almost to the point of death he was beaten within an inch of his life …   Useful english dictionary

  • within an inch of one's life — ► (to) within an inch of one s life almost to the point of death. Main Entry: ↑inch …   English terms dictionary

  • within\ an\ inch\ of\ one's\ life — adv. phr. Until you are almost dead; near to dying. The bear clawed the hunter within an inch of his life. Often used after to . The prize fighter was beaten to within an inch of his life …   Словарь американских идиом

  • within an inch of one's life — until one is almost dead The elderly man was beaten to within an inch of his life …   Idioms and examples

  • within an inch of one's life — very close to death, nearly dead …   English contemporary dictionary

  • to within an inch of one's life — ► (to) within an inch of one s life almost to the point of death. Main Entry: ↑inch …   English terms dictionary

  • 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 — 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 …   Dictionary of American idioms

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