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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
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Digging deep is something we have brought into the group this year.
"I did that really well and I'm proud of myself for digging deep. I've got to take it light-heartedly.
The mine collapsed Sunday night when workers were busy digging deep inside.
QUETTA:Eight coal-miners were injured as explosion occurred in local coal mine at Mach native area of district Bolan on Wednesday.According to details, workers were digging deep in the mine, when poisonous gas accumulated there and explosion occurred.
It was not clear that what they really desired in digging deep the foundation.
Designed for digging deep, the unusual-looking Scoppi also has a detachable sieve, great for finding shells and stones.
WALES coach Robin McBryde is proud of his inexperienced players for "digging deep" to beat Japan in Osaka.
JAPAN 18 WALES 22 WALES coach Robin McBryde said he was proud of his inexperienced players for "digging deep" to beat Japan in Osaka.
After completing Victorian Farm and then Edwardian Farm, the trio are now digging deep into Wartime Farm, in an attempt to reveal how the conflict was won on the home front.
The King of Bahrain allegedly got in there first, digging deep for a private eight hour performance at his palace.
DIGGING DEEP: Ile De Re (right) wins in tough conditions
DIGGING DEEP St Oswald's communications officer Sam Patterson supervises the dig out, with (left to right) Phil Steele, Tim Stone and Barbara Berry
He said: "The paintballing day wasn't about digging deep to find good team spirit because that is there.
McNabb will be digging deep into his back catalogue to unearth some Icicle Works classics, in addition to freshly minted gems and songs from his extensive back catalogue presented in both electric and acoustic arrangements.
BIRMINGHAM'S time team is digging deep beneath Centenary Square to look for historic treasures.