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budge up

To shift one's position in order to make room for someone else. Usually said as a command or request. Primarily heard in UK. All right, budge up, you lot—make room for me!
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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!
See also: an, budge, inch, not

refuse to budge an inch

1. To refuse to move from one's spot. The child sat down in the middle of the grocery store and refused to budge an inch.
2. To refuse to alter or shift one's position, opinion, attitude, etc. My brother refuses to budge an inch once he gets an idea in his head, so don't bother trying to reason with him. If you keep refusing to budge an inch, you might find that the other side stops trying to negotiate with you altogether.
See also: an, budge, inch, refuse, to

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: an, budge, inch
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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: an, budge, give, inch, move, not
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