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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Stood tall, didn't budge an inch, no-frills performance
But the young Koreans didn't budge an inch and fought it out hard with the veteran Filipino players as they made a huge number of Overseas Filipino Workers go home frustrated this time.
Pangilinan, watching the game back home, gave trusted lieutenant Ricky Vargas a call and expressed pride at how the Filipinos didn't budge an inch.
Our defenders were enormous and didn't budge an inch, which was important because the more you back off, the more difficulties you will have.
In return, India didn't budge an inch over any of the disputes and continued to maintain its pre-2004 rigid stance on all issues.
our only demand is Gorkhaland, we didn't budge an inch from the demand of Gorkhaland.
But when lewd remarks were made about Christ and his followers, the BBC didn't budge an inch.
He's taken to the Nottingham track well though and didn't budge an inch from the rails all the way round.
But our refusal to surrender to the terrorists was another thing which didn't budge an inch.