What is the Meaning of the Idiom
DIG IN YOUR HEELS?
for English Language Learners (ELL) – those learning to speak English as a Second Language (ESL), or English as an Additional Language (EAL)
– refuse to do something, even though other people are trying to persuade you
– be stubborn about something
1. Everyone else in the family agrees that we should have a nice dinner for Mom’s birthday. I don’t know why, but Maria is digging in her heels and she says if we go ahead with that plan, she and her family won’t attend.
2. At first, he said the price was negotiable. But then, when she tried to discuss the price, he dug in his heels and said the price was firm, and he wouldn’t talk about it.
3. If we continue to dig in our heels about getting everything we want in this deal, I think the buyer will walk away and we will lose this sale.
Remember: DIG is an irregular verb.