to make up one's mind
/mˌeɪk ˌʌp wˈʌnz mˈaɪnd/
to come to a final decision or conclusion after considering different options or possibilities
to give / move / budge an inch
/ɡˈɪv mˈuːv bˈʌdʒ ɐn ˈɪntʃ/
(always negative) ‌to refuse to make even a slightest change to one's position, decision, etc.
to sit tight
/sˈɪt tˈaɪt/
to refuse to change one's opinion or decision regarding something
to stick to one's guns
/stˈɪk tʊ wˈʌnz ɡˈʌnz/
to maintain one's beliefs or perspective regardless of others' disagreement
the die is cast
/ðə dˈaɪ ɪz kˈæst/
used to say that something is completely decided and cannot be changed
set in one's ways
/sˈɛt ɪn wˈʌnz wˈeɪz/
to refuse to change one's opinions, behaviors, habits, etc.
to take time by the forelock
/tˈeɪk tˈaɪm baɪ ðə fˈɔːɹlɑːk/
to act quickly in order to use an opportunity
cut and dried
/kˈʌt ænd dɹˈaɪd/
used to describe a situation that has almost no chance of changing as it is already decided
not for all the tea in China
/nˌɑːt fɔːɹ ˈɔːl ðə tˈiː ɪn tʃˈaɪnə/
used to express a strong refusal to do something, regardless of the great reward or incentive offered
to put one's foot down
/pˌʊt wˈʌnz fˈʊt dˈaʊn/
to firmly take control and enforce a specific action
to throw away the scabbard
/θɹˈoʊ ɐwˈeɪ ðə skˈæbɚd/
to fully commit to a course of action without any intention of retreat or hesitation
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