budge an inch
budge an inch (third-person singular simple present budges an inch, present participle budging an inch, simple past and past participle budged an inch)
- (figuratively, chiefly in the negative) To make any change in one's position or opinion, no matter how small.
Note that some of the links below are missing a / due to technical restrictions; there is no such expression as give budge an inch.
- “not give budge an inch” (US) / “not give budge an inch” (UK) in Macmillan English Dictionary.
- “give/budge an inch”, in Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
- “not give budge an inch” in Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English, Longman.
- “not give budge move an inch” in the Cambridge English Dictionary, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.