take a dig at (someone or something)

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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.
See also: dig, take

take a dig at someone

 and 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.
See also: dig, take

take a dig at someone

and 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.
See also: dig, someone, take
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The commercial takes digs at the small size of older iPhones, iPhones with low storage capacities, iPhones without water resistance, iPhones without a headphone jack and iPhones without wireless charging.
The author also takes digs at the fawning subordinates every IAS officer is surrounded with.
Set to music by samples wizard Moby, which amusingly toys with blockbuster movie themes, the fun title sequence takes digs at multiplex fodder as it shows theater marquees advertising a Pauly Shore marathon of comedy classics; "Les enfants du paradis," finally dubbed in English; and multiple screens showing only "Star Wars" and "Star Trek." This segues to a terrific heist scene, carried off with a flair and energy that the film's subsequent set pieces often lack.
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