[give one an
inch, and he will take a mile] If you give some peoplea little or yield
anything, they will want more and more; some peopleare never satisfied.
gave Billy a bite of candy and he wantedmore and more. If you give him an inch,
he'll take a mile.
Thecounselor said to Jack, "No, I can't let you get a
haircut untilSaturday. It's against the rules, and if I give an inch, someone
willtake a mile."