take a dig at (someone or something)(redirected from takes digs at)
take 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 take 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 taking digs at me when we're around his other friends. I can speak the language very well, but she still couldn't resist taking a dig at my accent.
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take a dig at someoneand take a jab at someone; take digs at someone
Fig. to insult or pester someone. Why did you take a jab at Sam? You're always taking digs at people who think they're your friends. Jane is always taking digs at Bob, but she never really means any harm.
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take a dig at someoneand take a jab at someone
tv. to insult or needle someone. You’re always taking digs at people who think they’re your friends. Jed took a jab at Tom about the way he was driving.
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