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.
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"People will keep falling foul of a confusing system which won't give an inch if you make an honest mistake.
The series is knotted at a win apiece and from here on in, Austria and Cone won't give an inch to the other.
If China won't give an inch, it will only be taking.
The average player - free from injury, of course - can come into a tournament have played more than 50 games against English opposition like Crystal Palace and Stoke who won't give an inch.
OKC coach Scott Brooks said Perkins has played a critical role in restricting the Grizzlies and he won't give an inch to Randolph in the forthcoming tie as well.
It goes without saying that the Sukru Saracoglu Stadium is a tough place to visit - Galatasaray know that better than most - but home coach Aykut Kocaman's vow not to applaud the new champs on to the pitch should ensure the visitors won't give an inch.
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"Both teams will be ready, won't give an inch, and it will come down to who wants it the most."
"It's always a very rough and unforgiving battle up front with the Aussies and guys like those won't give an inch.
They are playing the Six Nations champions and they won't give an inch. Jake has picked his full-strength squad for this tour and it has a really handy look about it.
A group calling itself the Active Resistance to Metrication (ARM) has launched the secret offensive - and says it won't give an inch until it converts all the metric signage.
Mike Tindall (12) v Stirling Mortlock (13) Two crunching tacklers who won't give an inch in the physical battle.
I won't give an inch on freedom of expression, myself; Sandinista censorship that does not relate directly to the war makes me sick, but such queasiness is irrelevant to people who live in a country that is both grindingly poor and menaced on northern and southern borders, east and west coasts, by the boa constrictor at its hungriest.
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