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English definition of “dig your heels in”

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dig your heels in

to refuse to change your plans or ideas, especially when someone is trying to persuade you to do so
Translations of “dig your heels in”
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指不顧他人勸說)堅持己見,一意孤行…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指不顾他人劝说)坚持己见,一意孤行…
(Definition of dig your heels in from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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