dig (one's) heels in

(redirected from dug his heels in)

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.
See also: dig, heel
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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.
See also: dig, heel
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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)
See also: dig, heel
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017
See also:
References in periodicals archive ?
Tom Davies I THINK that Gatland made a terrible mistake in selecting Mike Phillips for first test against SA, so rather than admit it, he has dug his heels in and gone for broke with a lost cause.
"They were very keen to take Darren in return but he dug his heels in and refused to go.
Houllier made many mistakes but the more he dug his heels in, the bigger Rafa's job became.