The administration refused to budge on calling a spade a spade.
She is comfortable in her semi-suburban, semi-elegiac, semi-Southern limbo, so why budge?
In this crisis, there were no hands on deck—no one willing to budge one iota from their respective ideological corners.
But the Russians, Assad's top international backers, look unlikely to budge.
Nothing, it seems, will budge them from their opposition to give-and-take of governance.
They all make a terrible fuss over their kit and their puggarees and their belongings, and refuse to budge without them.
The latter was barely able to poke the sleds, but he could not budge them an inch.
He could not budge, he is planted solid like a church, he not advance no more than if one him had put at the anchor.
Not a man of the little household, nor a woman, offered to budge.
He longed to enter and plead for reinstatement, but his new-found pride refused to budge his legs door-ward.
1580s, from Middle French bougier "to move, stir" (Modern French bouger), from Vulgar Latin *bullicare "to bubble, boil" (hence, "to be in motion"), from Latin bullire "to boil" (see boil (v.)). Cf. Spanish bullir "to move about, bustle;" Portuguese bulir "to move a thing from its place." Related: Budged; budging.