dig at (someone or something)

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dig at (someone or something)

1. verb Literally, to poke or prod someone or something. Those darn groundhogs keep digging at my herb garden!
2. verb To make a critical comment about someone or something. You need to stop digging at your friends all the time, or they're going to stop hanging out with you.
3. noun A critical comment about someone or something. Every time I'm with Ben, he seems to make a dig at my appearance.
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dig at someone or something

 
1. Lit. to poke or jab at someone or something. Don't dig at me all the time. My side is getting sore where you jabbed me. Stop digging at the wall! Look at the hole you've made!
2. Fig. to make a cutting remark about someone or something. She is always digging at her husband's laziness. Fred was digging at the company he works for.
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During her performance, Taylor Swift appeared to aim a dig at US President Donald Trump urging him to endorse the Equality Act.
This year's VMAs wasn't without controversy; Taylor appeared to make a dig at US President Donald Trump as she urged him to endorse the Equality Act.
Speaking alongside Dr Thani Al Zeyoudi, UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment at the session titled: 'An Urgent Call to Action on Climate Change', Ford also made an indirect dig at US President, Donald Trump.
Even though it was a positive review, the reviewer still had a little dig at us! To the British music press, there's still this image of us as this dark, really serious band who sound like Joy Division.
Long said: "Full credit to the Wildcats, they came here and had a right dig at us. Performance-wise for us we were certainly off and our completion wasn't great but if you would have given me the result before the game I would have taken it.
But Alfie Mullin, London, emailed: "If Rangers are a new club why do so many Celtic fans come on the Hotline and various forums to have a dig at us? "You would think they wouldn't be bothered by us if we are a new club.
"What about a real black president who can properly address the racial divide?" - Media mogul Rupert Murdoch (pictured) in an apparent dig at US President Barack Obama.
Clearly a dig at us gutter tabloids from a superior intellect who keeps much loftier company.
"We have spent a lot of money and people are quick to have a dig at us for it," said Richards.
WHEN our ambassador invites the British Home Secretary to a reception in the classical surroundings of the London embassy, Murphy doesn't expect him to have a dig at us, however humorous.
"One of the papers car-riea picture of someone grabbing the Welsh badge and that was a massive dig at us and no-one in the squad was happy with that.
Spaghetti Junction, the gridlock of the M6 and the concrete collar that used to choke and blacken the stones of St Martins in the Bull Ring seemed to represent our fair city in the eyes of many a non-Brummie looking for an easy dig at us throughout the last half of the twentieth century.
"The fans were having a wee dig at us, and that's their prerogative.
The first show of Madonna's world tour made a foray into US politics with a none-too-subtle dig at US presidential hopeful John McCain on Saturday night.
The 400th episode is called You Kent Always Get What You Want and takes a dig at US censorship, when TV anchor Kent Brockman swears on air after Homer drops a cup of scalding coffee in his lap.