not give an inch

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not give an inch

To not move, change, or shift in any way at all. My brother doesn't give 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 give an 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: budge, give, inch, move, not
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"Warrington didn't give an inch and I was extremely proud of my side to do the same.
Warrington didn't give an inch and I was really proud our team did the same."
Man of the match Markus Schwabl and centrebacks Cian Bolger and Nathan Pond - a 15th-minute replacement for injured Ashley Eastham - didn't give an inch.
However, the 47-year-old Major winner didn't give an inch in cold, windy conditions on Friday, when only six players bettered 70.
Steven Anderson 7 Determined centre-back who didn't give an inch. Dave Mackay 7 As effective at left-back as he normally is on right.
Kennedy, it has long been said, didn't give an inch. The Soviets blinked first.
8 ASHLEY WILLIAMS (CAPT) Will be kicking himself didn't connect with penalty area chance early on but paid to defend and didn't give an inch in that department.
Like his team, however, Mancini didn't give an inch. Faced by Ferguson's famous "hairdryer" — the name given to the blast received when Ferguson starts shouting — the City manager gave as good as he got.
It would have been a great spectacle, it was two teams making sure they didn't give an inch. The game then loosened off and at times we moved it around but it's very hard to play an expansive game in a derby, particularly against Sunderland, who have had great success over the last month or so.
Young prop Rhodri Jones, who replaced the ill Iestyn Thomas at loosehead, didn't give an inch and highlighted why he was called up to the Wales squad for last month's Test with Australia.
As the race unfolded into its final stages, Sampson kept surging in an attempt to get away but Martin was sticking to him like glue and didn't give an inch.
'The hooligans didn't give an inch to the riot squad.
'We weren't far short of nicking it in the end, which might have been a travesty from Bath's perspective, because I thought they fought hard and didn't give an inch.
Bath came up here, fought hard and didn't give an inch,' admitted Wells.
The first half was an even contest with Mid District - made from players from Merthyr, Rhondda and Cynon Taff - content to slog it out up front, but the North didn't give an inch.
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