not move an inch

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not move an inch

To not move, change, or shift in any way at all. My brother doesn't move 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 move an inch!
See also: inch, move, not
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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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Harold Wilson used a very telling phrase: "If you ask someone to lift a big grand piano and it is simply too heavy for them, there is no point in just saying 'Well try harder!' All that happens then is that the piano doesn't move an inch and someone gets a strained back."
And well, everyone cannot be like her Dabangg co- star Salman Khan, who doesn't move an inch from his word or commitments, at least on screen.
Then he plonks himself down and doesn't move an inch until it's time to come home again, leaving me to look after the kids, take them on trips and entertain them.
// A man wanders around the ashes / and still doesn't move an inch. / Because it opens up / the terrible empty plain that lies before him.