Dogged determination

Definition

This phrase is used to describe someone who is persistent and refuses to give up, no matter what obstacles are in their way.

Examples

No matter how many times she failed, she kept going with her dogged determination

His dogged determination to succeed was inspiring

Origin

This phrase originates from the phrase ‘as dogged as a mule’, which was used to describe someone who was stubbornly determined to finish a task or goal.

FAQs

What does ‘dogged determination’ mean?

This phrase is used to describe someone who is persistent and refuses to give up, no matter what obstacles are in their way.

Where does this phrase come from?

This phrase originates from the phrase ‘as dogged as a mule’, which was used to describe someone who was stubbornly determined to finish a task or goal.