give/budge an inch

Definition of give/budge an inch

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

Word by Word Definitions

giveplay
  1. :  to make a present of

    :  to grant or bestow by formal action

    :  to accord or yield to another

  1. :  capacity or tendency to yield to force or strain :  flexibility

    :  the ability of a material to bend or stretch

budgeplay
  1. :  a fur formerly prepared from lambskin dressed with the wool outward

  1. :  move, shift

    :  to give way :  yield

    :  to cause to move or change

  1. :  pompous, solemn

inchplay
  1. :  a small amount, distance, or degree

    :  stature, height

    :  a fall (as of rain or snow) sufficient to cover a surface or to fill a gauge to the depth of one inch

  1. :  to move by small degrees :  progress slowly

    :  to cause to move slowly

  1. :  island


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