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Re: Digs his heels in the sand

Posted by ESC on March 27, 2008 at 20:50:

In Reply to: Digs his heels in the sand posted by Maureen on March 27, 2008 at 16:29:

: He digs his heels in the sand - meaning?

I think you are mixing two phrases. To "dig in your heels" is to resist, to stand your ground. "Draw a line in the sand" is setting boundaries, indicating what is not acceptable.