sink (one's) teeth into (something)

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sink (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 sink my teeth into. I'd like you to sink your teeth into this new project I'm developing.
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sink one's teeth into

Also, get one's teeth into. Become fully engaged in, as in He couldn't wait to sink his teeth into that problem. This metaphoric expression alludes to an animal biting vigorously into its prey. [Early 1900s]
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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?
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sink one’s teeth into something

verb
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sink (one's) teeth into

Informal
To undertake an endeavor energetically: She sank her teeth into the challenging project.
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More than 40 years after she abandoned the Catholic faith of her childhood, the author of more than two dozen bestsellers about vampires, mummies, and devils returned to the church and set out to sink her teeth into an historical novel about Jesus.
She said: "Tara jumped up to sink her teeth into where it hurts most.
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This is going to allow her to sink her teeth into the long-form specials.