Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

dig in

dig in
Meaning(s)
1) hold stubbornly to a position, work energetically
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    • dig your heels in and refuse to budge
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  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. We were really up against it, but thanks to the whole department digging in, we managed to complete the project just ahead of the deadline. What a relief!
  • Professional Examples (Advance)
    1. The Board outright refused to agree to any of the workers' demands, so they decided to dig their heels in and extend the strike for a further week.
    2. Nick was adamant that his client should dig in and hold her position on the stock market rather than panic selling. It was a risk, but he was confident that the market would rebound in their favour. 
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