have a dig at (someone or something)

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have a dig at (someone or something)

To make a mocking, sarcastic, or insulting remark, gibe, or criticism at someone's or something's expense. I'm really not trying to have a dig at you. I'm just trying to give you some constructive feedback. He's really nice to me when we hang out by ourselves, but he always starts having digs at me when we're around his other friends. I can speak the language very well, but they still can't resist having a dig at my accent.
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Sullivan added: "The bottom line is he's a former hairdresser from Hong Kong who seems to think he can buy favour with the supporters by consistently having digs at the former board and promising to fund a pounds 40million spending spree in January for Alex McLeish [below].
He is a male chauvinist who thinks a woman's place is at home and keeps having digs at me about being a career woman.
And Sullivan barbed: "The bottom line is that he's a former hairdresser from Hong Kong who seems to think that he can buy favour with the supporters by consistently having digs at the former board and promising to fund a pounds 40 million spending spree in January."
We've spent most of the week winding each other up and we'll spend most of the game having digs at each other, that's a guarantee.
The pair - both 19 - were having digs at each other from the minute they arrived and it grew worse.