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dig deep

1. To exert oneself mentally or physically. I was so exhausted when overtime started that I really had to dig deep to keep playing.
2. To spend a lot of money on something. We had to dig deep after our construction budget ballooned beyond what we had planned.
See also: deep, dig

dig deep

1 give money or other resources generously. 2 make a great effort to do something. informal
The idea here is of thrusting your hands deep into your pockets to find money with which to pay for something.
2 1991 Sports Illustrated You really have to dig deep night after night to get up for every game.
See also: deep, dig

dig ˈdeep


1 search thoroughly for information: You’ll need to dig deep into the records to find the figures you want.
2 try hard to provide the money, equipment, etc. that is needed: We’re asking you to dig deep for the earthquake victims.
See also: deep, dig
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I loved digging deep within and feeling the movements come out of me, in spurts or in a flow, eventually accumulating into phrases.
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