give a dig

give (someone) a dig

To say something snarky or insulting to someone. I can always count on my mother to give me a dig about my appearance.
See also: dig, give

give someone a dig

Sl. to insult someone; to say something which will irritate a person. Jane gave Bob a dig about his carelessness with money. The headmaster's daughter gets tired of people giving her digs about favoritism.
See also: dig, give