entrenched man

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  • cyberpedant

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    English USA, Northeast, NYC
    Literally, "entrenched" means "to have dug and presently to be inhabiting a ditch (e.g., during warfare), and to be safely in place and difficult to remove or to harm." ...thus, in the metaphorical sense (business, usually, but extensible to any field).
     

    stevea

    Senior Member
    UK English
    When "entrenched" is used in this way, it usually means that the person has fixed ideas about something and is unlikely to be persuaded to change his/her opinion.
     
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