not budge an inch

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not budge an inch

To be unable or unwilling move, change, or shift in any way at all. My brother doesn't budge an inch once he gets an idea in his head, so don't bother trying to reason with him. I can't believe how tight this bolt is on here—it won't budge an inch!
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won't budge an inch

Will not move, change, or shift in any way at all. Once my brother gets his mind made up, he won't budge an inch, so don't bother trying to reason with him. I can't believe how tight this bolt is on here—it won't budge an inch!
See also: budge, inch

not budge/give/move an ˈinch

refuse to change your position, decision, etc. even a little: We tried to negotiate a lower price but they wouldn’t budge an inch.
See also: budge, give, inch, move, not
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In this situation, the car doesn't budge an inch until you step on the accelerator quite firmly.
The bespoke tailor doesn't budge an inch while sizing up the sartorial sense of the Middle Eastern men.
If she doesn't budge an inch, it may be time to call in the reinforcements (that means ask your parents or school counselors to step in).
The chairs are up to the same trendy level - either upholstered straight-backed Habitat-style or wooden bucket designs which are so heavy that when you try to pull them closer you run the risk of headbutting the table as the chair doesn't budge an inch.