dig deep

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
References in classic literature ?
Nature has taught them to dig deep holes with their nails on the side of a rising ground, wherein they lie by themselves; only the kennels of the females are larger, sufficient to hold two or three cubs.
"We must dig deep, where there will be no risk of discovery," said a third.
He had no design upon the pole, except that he measured a shovel's length from it before beginning, nor was it his purpose to dig deep. Some dozen or so of expert strokes sufficed.
Strathcarron Hospice and Dig Deep were the beneficiaries as 48 teams from acrossr central Scotland took part in the Texas scramble event.
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Before they set out, they were given a pep talk by a member of their support staff, who told them "The pain you are about to endure over the next 24 hours is going to be really hard, sore and tough, but the pain of those suffering from MND doesn't just last 24 hours and it only gets worse, so just remember that when you are needing to dig deep to get this done".
figure By FRANCIS MUREITHI Ulinzi Stars' Enosh Ochieng late goal cancelled out David Ojwang early opener as Ulinzi had to dig deep to salvage a point off visiting Western Stima in a SportPesa Premier League match at Afraha Stadium, Nakuru on Monday.Ojwang got the Powermen ahead in fourth minute and they seemed to be coasting to victory when Ochieng popped up late to notch the leveller and earn the hosts a point.
But I'm happy I could dig deep and get through it in the end.
Cignal had to dig deep into its inner resolve to hammer out a 26-24, 17-25, 25-22, 20-25, 17-15 victory over Generika-Ayala Saturday for its second win in four matches in the Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference at Alonte Stadium in Binan, Laguna.
LAHORE -- Pakistan's Senior Hockey team had to dig deep to overcome the fighting Whites side 2-0 at Okara's recently laid synthetic turf on Tuesday.
By IAN DOYLE STEVEN GERRARD has urged Liverpool's owners to "dig deep" to help the club make a swift return to the Champions League.
The vertically-challenged beardy lead character must dig deep through ancient civilisations to save his fellow dwarves and discover chests full of loot along the way.
Everyone can do something to change that and, during Lent, we will all dig deep in our pockets to find ways to tackle this injustice."
The FA Cup holders had to dig deep to earn the points on a miserable afternoon at the DW Stadium.
Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Hudson is having to really dig deep for her role as a heroin addict in her new movie 'The Inevitable Defeat Of Mister And Pete,' because she has never had a drink or experimented with drugs.