One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Use a lot of one's physical, mental, or financial resources.‘dig deep—I know you can do better’‘the generous trio decided to dig deep into their own pockets’
- ‘The goal gave City a lift but it was to be short-lived as Town dug deep and battled back to equalise on 64 minutes.’
- ‘Time and again you had dug deep for one good cause after another.’
- ‘Over £700 was raised as performers sang, danced and played, and the audience dug deep for a raffle.’
- ‘Generous Swindonians dug deep in their pockets and raised hundreds of pounds for the National Osteoporosis Society.’
- ‘The World Cup newcomers then dug deep to snatch a point against all the odds as their vibrant fans celebrated.’
- ‘They have the moves, they have the power, but do they have that mental toughness to dig deep for 80 minutes?’
- ‘Revellers dug deep, contributing to raffles and stalls to boost the appeal as much as they could.’
- ‘She had been struggling with niggling injuries but she just goes out there and digs deep and she got her silver medal as a reward.’
- ‘I guess I'll have to dig deep and tap those resources of grit and resilience within me.’
- ‘Shoppers rose to the occasion and dug deep into their pockets.’
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