dig out of

dig out of (something)

To create an exit out of something by channeling, tunneling, etc. A noun or pronoun can be used between "dig" and "out." The groundhog dug out of its burrow and advanced on my herb garden.
See also: dig, of, out
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

dig someone or something out of something

 and dig someone or something out
to excavate in order to get someone or something out of something; to dig about in order to get someone or something out of something. She dug out the roots of the tree. The dog dug itself out of the rubble of the fallen building.
See also: dig, of, out
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Following this with tinned sweet potatoes, he may dig out of his tins a whole roast fowl, half a roast fowl and sausage, galantine of game, camp pie, lunch tongue, ox tongues, spiced beef, Oxford sausages, smoked sausage, or chicken, ham and tongue sausage.