English Idiom : ‘Dig your heels in’ – Youtube idioms

English Idiom : ‘Dig your heels in’ – Youtube idioms


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idiom ‘dig your heels in’ in your conversations. Let’s talk about the idiom ‘dig your heels in’ today. Yes Kenny, ‘dig your heels in’ means that you refuse to change your opinion
or plan, even if someone is really trying to make you do so. Right! If you dig your heels in, it means
you are stubborn about your own decision. That’s it! For example: we wanted to go out on Freda’s birthday, but she
dug her heels in and we had to celebrate it at home. Hmm…I don’t see a problem. After all it’s her birthday! We should not dig
our heels in when it comes to deciding about someone else’s party. Maybe. Anyways, ‘to dig one’s heels in’ means to resist something very firmly,
especially when somebody is insisting that you should do something else. Should we listen to some conversations now? Should we listen to some conversations now? Absolutely! Maria! Why aren’t you ready? Didn’t you hear me the first time? I’m not going anywhere today! C’mon honey! Don’t dig your heels in like that! You
know the guys will be waiting for us… This is so unfair! I want to go out on Saturday, not today! Alright! I give up. We won’t go out today. Hey dude. We waited for you yesterday. Man, I tried to persuade Maria to come, but she dug her heels in. Yeah, that’s fine. You need to spend some time with your family too. I do it,buddy. And its’s important for me to keep her happy too. Wow, Maria! You look great in that dress! How much did it cost? Thank you, Ross. I paid $150 for it. Oh! It’s expensive! Oh! It’s expensive! Yeah! I didn’t even want to buy it. But Jim
dug his heels in and bought it for me. Jim is a great husband. You’re a lucky girl! C’mon honey! Don’t dig your heels in like that! Man, I tried to persuade Maria to come, but she dug her heels in. I didn’t even want to buy it. But Jim dug
his heels in and bought it for me. We wanted to go out on Freda’s birthday, but she dug her
heels in and we had to celebrate it at home.

8 thoughts on “English Idiom : ‘Dig your heels in’ – Youtube idioms”

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  • Hmm.. Not always Muhammad. Stand your ground is slightly different. A person digging her heels in may be right or wrong to do so, but a person who stands her ground should have a moral upper end. Stand your ground is often used for people who are fighting back when they are being treated unfairly.

  • Thank you Agnaldo! We hope it's teaching you more English and that you will like our lessons and tell your friends about this useful learning channel :).

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