give/budge an inch

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Definition of give/budge an inch

: to make even a slight change in opinion or attitude I begged him to reconsider, but he wouldn't give/budge an inch.

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“Give/budge an inch.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/give%2Fbudge%20an%20inch. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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