as stubborn as a mule

Term

As stubborn as a mule

Definition

This idiom is used to describe someone who is not willing to change their opinion or attitude, even when faced with evidence that contradicts it.

Examples

My brother is as stubborn as a mule. I tried to convince him to go to the movies but he wouldn’t budge.

My boss is so stubborn – he’s as stubborn as a mule and won’t listen to any of my suggestions.

I can’t believe he’s still holding onto that idea – he’s as stubborn as a mule!

Origin

The origin of this phrase is unclear, but mules have long been known to be stubborn animals who are difficult to control.

FAQs

Q

What does “as stubborn as a mule” mean?

A

This idiom is used to describe someone who is not willing to change their opinion or attitude, even when faced with evidence that contradicts it.