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

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

Informal
To undertake an endeavor energetically: She sank her teeth into the challenging project.
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We love True Blood, and we are total suckers for an on-screen/off-screen romance we can sink our teeth into, so obviously we loved it when Anna Paquin (Sookie) married her co-star Stephen Moyer (Bill).
Having a wide range of media to sink our teeth into may enrich our problem-solving skills, but what about our creativity?
May I say I am glad you have given us something to sink our teeth into.
This project really plays into our strengths--it's a chance to utilize a unique technology that we're developing and really sink our teeth into some fascinating subject matter as we sculpt the content for the title," Magic Lantern President Paul Schuytema said.
Though Hill might have lost her case faster had she enlisted an explicit feminist agenda, hooks argues that she would have gained ground as a speaking, public person, and would have given the viewing audience--the black female and every other viewer--something more to sink our teeth into than despair.