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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!
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!
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!
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not budge/give/move an ˈinchrefuse to change your position, decision, etc. even a little: We tried to negotiate a lower price but they wouldn’t budge an inch.
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