Idiom: give an inch
Note: This is often used in the negative (not give an inch) to show that someone refuses to agree or compromise at all.
— I had to divorce my husband because he never gave an inch about anything.
— Sometimes if you give an inch, the other person also becomes more agreeable and you can find a solution to the problem.
— As they say: Give an inch and they'll take a mile.
— This time, we're not giving an inch with this client—that's exactly why we insisted he sign a contract after our last dispute.
— I'm willing to give an inch, if my opponent is willing to do the same.
— I'm never going to give an inch to my coworker again because she never agrees with anything I suggest.
— Please don't give an inch with a babysitter again—if she can't come for the entire evening, then we need to hire someone else.
— Your brother never gives an inch in any discussion and it's tiring to talk to him about anything.
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