give someone an inch and they'll take a mile Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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give someone an inch and they'll take a mile

saying said about someone who has been given a ​smallamount of ​power or ​freedom to do something, and then has ​tried to get a lot more
(Definition of give someone an inch and they'll take a mile from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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