Sticking to his guns

Posted by R. Berg on November 20, 2001

In Reply to: Sticking to his guns posted by Patty on November 20, 2001

: Does the phrase "he's sticking to his guns" usually imply that the individual referred to has made a moral commitment, or simply that he is stubborn, has dug in his heels, and is possibly desperate? Thanks. -Patty

To my ear it has the former connotation. Gun-sticking is the work of heroes, not villains.