I’m trying to find the right idiom, the correct way of forming the sentence for the following case. Let me give an example.
The boy breaks up with his girlfriend and then after some time he apologises and wants to carry on from where they were left. The girl “does not swallow her pride” and refuses him.
The girl does not swallow her pride is a usage of the negative form. How can I form a sentence with the word “pride” without using “does not”, without making it a negative sentence?
How about saying “she took pride and refused” or maybe “she made it as a matter of pride and refused”. That’s similar to what I’m looking for but wanted to find out what native speakers say. Thanks