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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Long said: "Full credit to the Wildcats, they came here and had a right dig at us.
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.
Now, apart from neglecting to inform their readers that the might of the Swansea City Supporters Trust was behind the Ivor appeal - the Daily Mail was not quite accurate in another aspect of its thinly-veiled dig at us.
How often do we feel sorry for ourselves because our boss has had a dig at us or because we are having a tough time?
One of the papers carried a picture of someone grabbing the Welsh badge and that was a massive dig at us and no-one in the squad was happy.
A DIG at us for driving on the left of the road, this nickname translates simply as "left hand drivers.
Porto had a dig at us after we beat them but I didn't think it was a rough game, they gave as good as they got.