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’
    • ‘Pedersen misses the target from six yards after a magical piece of footwork and inch-perfect cross from Johnson.’
    • ‘Lewsey scored the second after a drive from White and an inch-perfect diagonal chip over to the Wasps man on the wing.’
    • ‘You can run around here and do a half-reasonable lap time, but to be quick you have to be absolutely inch-perfect.’
    • ‘Duffy's next involvement was to provide an inch-perfect cross which Sheppard headed off the post on 12 minutes.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘However the Silsden striker put the visitors ahead midway through the half with a powerful header from Holden's inch-perfect corner.’
    • ‘Gary Neville's superb cross into the box found Scholes in space and his inch-perfect glancing header evaded Seaman's fingertips.’
    • ‘Bergkamp sent over an inch-perfect low cross from the right flank, which was begging to be smashed into the roof of the net.’
    • ‘Kaka continues to wreak havoc in the Celtic defence with his inch-perfect passes.’
    • ‘Boukraa was involved in setting up Darren Henderson, and his 25-yard effort was inch-perfect, straight into the top left corner.’
    • ‘Seconds later, the Galway net was billowed for the third time when Dunne hit an inch-perfect free from 40 metres.’
    • ‘An inch-perfect pass to John O'Keeffe resulted in the Wicklow man bearing down on goal.’
    • ‘From the left wing, Ronaldinho sends an inch-perfect cross to Maxi Lopez at the near post.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Safin has a set point at 5-4, but the Argentine bravely produces an inch-perfect drop shot to save it.’
    well aimed, precise, on target, unerring, deadly, lethal, sure, true, on the mark, careful, meticulous, painstaking, precision
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