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not budge an inch

To not 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
References in classic literature ?
The trapper kicked and cudgelled, but to every blow and kick the mule snorted and kicked up, but still refused to budge an inch. The rider now cast his eyes warily around in search of some cause for this demur, when, to his dismay, he discovered an Indian fort within gunshot distance, lowering through the twilight.
But he, holding firmly on to the platform, did not budge an inch, and let the storm pass on, which would soon have assumed formidable proportions, if Michel Ardan had not quieted it by a gesture.
Who's that been dropping an anchor overboard --we don't budge an inch --we're becalmed.
Nay, if thou dost budge an inch I will rattle this staff about thine ears."
I did not budge an inch and passed him on a perfectly equal footing!
But if you plod along, for half an hour, over this soft, easy carpet - giving way at every step, yielding the more the harder you press, - you'll find it rather wearisome work, and be glad enough to come to a bit of good, firm rock, that won't budge an inch whether you stand, walk, or stamp upon it; and, though it be hard as the nether millstone, you'll find it the easier footing after all.'
Both sides dig their heels in and are unwilling to budge an inch, quick to discredit the other.
Instead, the Cargo Movers didn't budge an inch all match, as Mau spearheaded a charge that was dizzying, to say the least, resulting in the straight sets win.
However, YouTube Channel (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLfWmdLGaGE) Gear 5 believes that Law won't budge an inch and will remain tight-lipped even with the combined pressure from Hawkins and Drake.
Selhurst Park chairman Steve Parrish had indicated he would not budge an inch over Zaha's price, and with the Merseysiders also looking to do business with Juventus for teenage striker Moise Kean, negotiations could drag on with the deadline just 10 days away.
The lobbying and bargaining begin, with no one prepared to budge an inch.
Faisal Jamil Kashmiri, a key activist of SRSM Committee, said they would not budge an inch from their demands which include effective mitigation measures to combat the environmental impact of 969-megawatt Neelum Jhelum Hydropower Project (NJHP) as well as shelving of the proposed Kohala Hydropower Project (KHP) which envisages diversion of Jhelum River, also through a tunnel system like that of NJHP.
Neither will budge an inch from their own red lines.
He will never budge an inch from his principled stand on curbing the menace of corruption which is devouring the economy of the country like termite.
PESHAWAR -- Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Law and Parliamentary Affairs Sultan Khan Thursday informed the provincial assembly that KP government would not budge an inch from its stand about payment of Rs128 billion under the AGN Qazi formula to the province.