dig in one's heels

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To act in a determined manner by firmly maintaining one's beliefs, demands, situation, etc. in the face of opposition.

Etymology:

  • From firmly placing one’s heels in the ground, particularly in tug of war or when bracing oneself. Compare drag one's feet.
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Submitted on July 07, 2010

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