dig deep

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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
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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
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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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References in classic literature ?
In the first place, they dug deep holes in the snow, piling it up in ramparts to windward as a protection against the blast.
He dug deep, and he dug shallow, filling and washing a dozen pans, and was unrewarded even by the tiniest golden speck.
The effort of it uprooted her from that spot where her little feet seemed dug deep into the thick luxurious carpet, and she retreated backwards to a distant part of the room, hearing herself repeat "You mustn't, you mustn't" as if it were somebody else screaming.
When contacted police officials and their neighbours said that it was not clear that why but the dug deep the foundation.
"They stood up, played and dug deep to go through a season like this not the ideal situation for us to be in but they dug deep and got to two finals," he said.
The Dream Ahead filly, racing on soft ground for the first time, showed good speed throughout and dug deep to get the better of Snowstar by a half-length.
We dug deep in our souls and hopefully, this will be the start of our winning ways,' Robinson said.
However, with the course now resembling a bog after incessant rain, both athletes dug deep into their reserves and gradually hauled back the athletes ahead.
I was a bit disappointed that we put ourselves in that position to start off with, but once we were in that position, the boys really dug deep.
I was a bit disappointed that we put ourselves in that position to start off with but, once we were in that position, the boys really dug deep. They really got together and showed character and true grit to come through that second half.
"We really dug deep today and I think you can see that means a lot to us.
"One thing this team has done over recent months is dug deep for each other and we are certainly going to do that now," said the 31-year-old No.8.
STAFF from Eldon Square Shopping Centre dug deep to support a new initiative from St Oswald's Hospice.
"They should be really special as I've dug deep into the archives to find some stuff that I haven't played for a long time, if ever."
He said: "We want win for the fans who dug deep into their pockets and gave us so much backing over the season."