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.
See also: sink, teeth

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?
See also: get, sink, something, teeth

sink (one's) teeth into

Informal
To undertake an endeavor energetically: She sank her teeth into the challenging project.
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I didn't want to think of myself as a tourist; I felt almost embarrassed in foreign countries, and I wanted something I could sink my teeth into,'' said Reid, describing his motives to fully embrace Cross Cultural Solutions.
Lesbian says: "Finally, a case I can sink my teeth into.
I wasn't looking for anything to sink my teeth into,'' he said in Sunday's edition of Newsday.