to refuse to change your plans or ideas, especially when someone is trying to persuade you to do so.
Even though the developer offered them more than their houses were worth, the owners dug their heels in and refused to sell up and make way for the office block.
?When their record company told the band to change their style and make more commercial music, the band dug their heels in and refused to change.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
The idiom ‘dig your heels in’ means “to deal with a difficult situation without being harmed or damaged”
Example usage of idiom ‘dig your heels in’: Newspapers have weathered the storm of online information by providing news online themselves.