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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So Record Sport has has come up with a menu of players and former stars the Uruguayan could sink his teeth into.
Beneath the Darkness Sky Movies Premiere, 11.50pm It's been a while since a real gritty thriller has come along for Dennis Quaid to sink his teeth into, and while this isn't one of his finest, it's great to see him back on top form.
ROBBIE KEANE cannot wait to sink his teeth into Slovakia - after completing his first training session with flying colours.
It missed the first time, then he tried again and managed to sink his teeth into my leg.
A MAN stopped for riding his wheelchair on the wrong side of the road at night without lights tried to sink his teeth into a policeman's leg, a court heard.
The animal, called Tom, normally goes after rabbits but decided to sink his teeth into Paula's face.
ECUADOR striker Agustin Delgado plans to sink his teeth into England - after having his knee pumped full of shark extract.
UEFA yesterday demanded an explanation of video pictures that show Wise trying to sink his teeth into Real Mallorca's Elena Marcelino during the first leg of the Cup Winners' Cup semi-final nine days ago.
A Sheriff wants to know if castration will dampen his desire to sink his teeth into women's backsides.