get (one's) teeth into (something)(redirected from get teeth in)
get (one's) teeth into (something)
To start doing or become involved in something with one's utmost energy, determination, or enthusiasm. I'm always looking for a great book to get my teeth into. I'd like you to get your teeth into this new project I'm developing.
get one's teeth into somethingand sink one's teeth into something; get one's teeth in; sink one's teeth in
Fig. to begin to do something; to get completely involved in something. I can't wait to get my teeth into that Wallace job. Here, sink your teeth into this and see if you can't manage this project. He'll find it easier when he sinks in his teeth.
get your teeth into somethingor
sink your teeth into something
COMMON If you get your teeth into something or sink your teeth into it, you do it with a lot of energy and enthusiasm. We've not had an interesting legal case to get our teeth into for weeks. I like a nice substantial project to sink my teeth into.
get (or sink) your teeth intowork energetically and productively on (a task).
get/sink your ˈteeth into something(informal) put effort and enthusiasm into something that is difficult enough to keep you interested: This job is too easy. Why can’t they give me something I can really get my teeth into?
get one’s teeth into somethingand sink one’s teeth into something
tv. to undertake to do something. She’ll do better as soon as she gets her teeth into the task. I can’t wait to sink my teeth into that Wallace job.