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(as) cold as a well digger's ass (in January)

rude slang Extremely cold. Ugh, the winters here are cold as a well digger's ass—that's why I'm moving to Florida. Ack, don't touch me! Your hands are as cold as a well digger's ass in January!
See also: ass, cold, well

(as) cold as a well digger's feet (in January)

Extremely cold. Ugh, the winters here are cold as a well digger's feet—that's why I'm moving to Florida. Ack, don't touch me! Your hands are as cold as a well digger's feet in January!
See also: cold, feet, well


informal A soldier in the First or Second World Wars. Primarily heard in Australia, New Zealand. My grandfather was a Digger. He married my grandmother right before he left for war, but he never made it home.

gold digger

A person who only pursues romantic relationships with wealthy partners for financial gain. Scott's friends warned him that Tracy was a gold digger and was only interested in marrying him for his money.
See also: digger, gold

stall the digger

Stop. Primarily heard in Ireland. Stall the digger! These people need to cross the street!
See also: digger, stall
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

gold digger

n. a woman who pays attention to a man solely because of his wealth. (Certainly also applicable to men as well.) Sam called Sally a “gold digger,” and she was devastated.
See also: digger, gold

hole digger

n. a lowly ditch digger; a common laborer. (As disparaging as burger-flipper.) Yo want to spend the rest of your life as a drunken hole digger?
See also: digger, hole
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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The digger was left behind by the thieves who loaded the cash machine on to the back of a pick-up truck before making off, officers say.
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