not budge


not budge
to refuse to change your opinion or decision about something

We've tried everything but they won't budge on the price.

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English dictionary. 2014.

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  • not budge — phrase to refuse to change your opinion or decision about something We’ve tried everything but they won’t budge on the price. Thesaurus: to not change, or to refuse to change your opinionsynonym Main entry: budge …   Useful english dictionary

  • not budge — index hold out (resist) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • not budge — Synonyms and related words: balk, be a sideliner, be still, be unflappable, coast, delay, die hard, do nothing, drift, get home free, hang fire, hibernate, hold fast, hold out, hold up, idle, lie dormant, not stir, persevere, remain firm, rest,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • 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

  • not budge an inch — (not) budge/give an inch to refuse to change your opinion or agree to even very small changes that another person wants. I keep asking her to think again, but she won t budge an inch. He refuses to give an inch on health and safety issues.… …   New idioms dictionary

  • not give 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

  • budge — [ bʌdʒ ] verb intransitive or transitive usually in negatives to move, or to move something, especially something that is very heavy or is stuck: I pulled again, but the wheel wouldn t budge. It was wedged between two stones and we couldn t budge …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Budge — (b[u^]j), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Budged} (b[u^]jd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Budging}.] [F. bouger to stir, move (akin to Pr. bojar, bolegar, to stir, move, It. bulicare to boil, bubble), fr. L. bullire. See {Boil}, v. i.] To move off; to stir; to walk… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • budge an inch — (not) budge/give an inch to refuse to change your opinion or agree to even very small changes that another person wants. I keep asking her to think again, but she won t budge an inch. He refuses to give an inch on health and safety issues.… …   New idioms dictionary

  • not give an inch — (not) budge/give an inch to refuse to change your opinion or agree to even very small changes that another person wants. I keep asking her to think again, but she won t budge an inch. He refuses to give an inch on health and safety issues.… …   New idioms dictionary