List of idioms with the word Dig and the meanings. Idioms about Dig and expressions
1. (for soldiers) to prepare for a long battle by digging trenches and getting into them.
- The soldiers dug in and prepared to fight.
- The entire platoon was still digging in when the first shots were fired.
2. to get ready for a very long job or session.
- There is a long agenda today. Better dig in for a long meeting.
- The delegates arrived on Monday and began to dig in for a long convention.
3. to eat a meal; to begin eating a meal.
- Dinner’s ready, Luke. Sit down and dig in.
- The cowboy helped himself to some beans and dug in.
4. to apply oneself to a task; to tackle (something) vigorously.
- Meggy looked at the big job ahead of her. Then she rolled up her sleeves and dug in.
- “Michael,” hollered Mrs. Brown, “you get to that pile of homework and dig in this very minute.”
dig some dirt up on someone
to find out something bad about someone.
- If you don’t stop trying to dig some dirt up on me, I’ll get a lawyer and sue you.
- The citizens’ group dug up some dirt on the mayor and used it against her at election time.
dig someone or something
to understand something; to relate to a person or a thing. (Slang.)
- I really dig Jay. He’s a special guy.
- I really dig classical music.
dig someone or something out
1. to get someone or something out by digging; to free someone or something by digging.
- The prisoner dug himself out of the cell.
- The rescuers dug out the avalanche victim from the snow.
- The prospectors dug all the gold out. Then the mine was useless.
2. [with something]to work hard to locate something and bring it forth.
- They dug the contract out of the file cabinet.
- I dug this old suit out of a box in the attic.
ig someone or something up
to go to great effort to find someone or something. (There is an implication that the thing or person dug up is not the most desirable, but it is ali that could be found.)
- Lily dug a date up for the dance next Friday.
- I dug up a recipe for roast pork with pineapple.
- I dug up a carperıter who doesn’t charge very much.