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 they still can'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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Many took digs at the former wife of PM Imran Khan, including Jemima Goldsmith and actor Hamza Ali Abbasi.
Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta of the Supreme Court on December 12 took digs at the Central Government on having enough Swachh Bharat funds but doing little about getting states to comply with managing waste.
Dhawan, along with his mentor Karan Johar and Saif Ali Khan, took digs at Kangana Ranaut and her charges of nepotism in Bollywood.
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He took digs at some assumptions made about Pakistan's involvement in the Middle East, recommending that decisions be based on a country's interests, rather than out of any pan-Islamist ideals, which do not exist on ground.
As expected, the outspoken UFC executive took aim at the 39-year-old boxing icon and even took digs at his fighting style inside the ring.
Drake took digs at Beyonce's husband once again, while attending a game between Toronto Raptors (Drake's hometeam) and the Brooklyn Nets (Jay Z's hometeam).
NEW YORK -- Not even the pope was immune Thursday night as Stephen Colbert cracked one-liners and took digs at luminaries from politics, finance and the media at a Roman Catholic charity dinner in New York City that's perennially packed with big names.
In the interview on Tuesday Obama also took digs at Mitt Romney for writing off a "big chunk of the country" by dismissing 47 percent as freeloaders.
Even as Khar took digs at India while hoping for improving ties, the shadow- boxing between the two key ministries -- a result of conflicting policy goals -- is harming India's case on the purported cyber terrorism.
"He took digs at his mother for working for an establishment organization, the Ford Foundation, and for dragging him to a movie, Black Orpheus, a French-made film that translated the ancient Greek myth of the charming Orpheus trying to recover his wife from the underworld into a tale of poor Mack Brazilians during Carnival.
Bellocchio recently complained that local producers recoiled when he went to them with a project titled "Italia mia" (My Italy), which took digs at a fictional character similar to Silvio Berlusconi.
It was her sheer stage presence though which saved the show as Winehouse sparred with the audience and took digs at fellow singers Madonna (jokingly pretending she'd had to drop a version of the star's Cherish because of her bad throat) before jibing: "Don't worry, if my voice goes they can always bring in Katie Melua."
That was especially noticeable in February and March, as Schmich took digs at egotistic media stars, journalism-award ceremonies, pundit payola, and the way close proximity to powerful politicians can blunt a reporter's edge.
The Welshman regularly took digs at Reid when Reid held the WBC crown and pair looked close to coming to blows after Thursday's press conference.