Dug their heels in - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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dig (one's) heels in
To cling stubbornly to one's beliefs, position, or wishes. Please let me tell my side of the story before you dig your heels in on this, OK? I told Grace she can't go, and now she's dug her heels in as if this party is the most important thing in her life.
dig one's heels in
Fig. to refuse to alter one's course of action or opinions; to be obstinate or determined. The student dug her heels in and refused to obey the instructions. I'm digging in my heels. I'm not going back.
ˌdig your ˈheels in (informal) refuse to do something or to change your views: A number of councils have dug their heels in over the government’s request to reduce spending. OPPOSITE: give way (to somebody/something)
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Just four days after the strongly fancied Bellvano was left at the start of a Kempton bumper after what appeared to be a breakdown in communication, both Topless and Monzon dug their heels in
after a delayed start.
If they break it off again, then they've had (three) sets of negotiations with the mediator and they still can't come to a resolution, and that means that they've really dug their heels in
- it could go on much longer.