not move an inch


not move an inch
not budge/give/move an ˈinch idiom
to 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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  • not budge an inch — not give/budge/an inch phrase to completely refuse to change your opinion or decision I’ve tried everything to persuade her but she won’t budge an inch. Thesaurus: to not change, or to refuse to change your opinionsynonym Main entry …   Useful english dictionary

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