Definition of inch-perfect in English:



  • (of a move or shot in sports) perfectly judged; extremely accurate.

    ‘an inch-perfect pass’
    ‘his cross was instant and inch-perfect’
    • ‘Seconds later, the Galway net was billowed for the third time when Dunne hit an inch-perfect free from 40 metres.’
    • ‘In front of a capacity crowd of 8,000 at the Sheffield Arena, Lampkin eclipsed his rivals with a dominant display of inch-perfect riding.’
    • ‘However the Silsden striker put the visitors ahead midway through the half with a powerful header from Holden's inch-perfect corner.’
    • ‘Safin has a set point at 5-4, but the Argentine bravely produces an inch-perfect drop shot to save it.’
    • ‘Ten minutes later and another inch-perfect whipped cross from Smith found the head of Ricketts but this time he could only hit the side-netting.’
    • ‘Stephen Cooke delivered an inch-perfect free kick from the right which Liam Ridgewell met emphatically with a thumping header past the helpless Kieron Renton.’
    • ‘An inch-perfect pass to John O'Keeffe resulted in the Wicklow man bearing down on goal.’
    • ‘Boukraa was involved in setting up Darren Henderson, and his 25-yard effort was inch-perfect, straight into the top left corner.’
    • ‘Playmaker Antonio Calderon threaded an inch-perfect ball into the unmarked Stuart Taylor, only eight yards out.’
    • ‘Rather comically, he immediately turns to criticise Bogeland on the poor quality of his inch-perfect 50 yard pass.’
    • ‘From the left wing, Ronaldinho sends an inch-perfect cross to Maxi Lopez at the near post.’
    • ‘You can run around here and do a half-reasonable lap time, but to be quick you have to be absolutely inch-perfect.’
    • ‘Lewsey scored the second after a drive from White and an inch-perfect diagonal chip over to the Wasps man on the wing.’
    • ‘Kaka continues to wreak havoc in the Celtic defence with his inch-perfect passes.’
    • ‘Pedersen misses the target from six yards after a magical piece of footwork and inch-perfect cross from Johnson.’
    • ‘Gary Neville's superb cross into the box found Scholes in space and his inch-perfect glancing header evaded Seaman's fingertips.’
    • ‘His towering header, from an inch-perfect Chris Billy free-kick, also signalled the opening of another vital goalscoring avenue for Andy Preece to exploit.’
    • ‘Duffy's next involvement was to provide an inch-perfect cross which Sheppard headed off the post on 12 minutes.’
    • ‘Bergkamp sent over an inch-perfect low cross from the right flank, which was begging to be smashed into the roof of the net.’
    well aimed, precise, on target, unerring, deadly, lethal, sure, true, on the mark, careful, meticulous, painstaking, precision
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