give one an inch, and he will take a mile

Если дашь кому-л. немного, то тот будет хотеть все большего и большего; некоторые никогда не бывают удовлетворены.
I gave Billy a bite of candy and he wanted more and more. If you give him an inch, he'll take a mile.
The counselor said to Jack, "No, I can't let you get a haircut until Saturday. It's against the rules, and if I give an inch, someone will take a mile."
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