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dig down

Pay with money from one's own pocket; be generous. For example, We've got to dig down deep to make the next payment. [ ; c. 1940 ]
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  • Some day some one will dig down to the roots, and turn up music as it is before it is tamed to the scale.

    Spiritual Adventures Arthur Symons
  • Wouldn't it be a jolly lark to dig down for one and have a look at it!

    The Rhodesian Gertrude Page
  • But if you dig down two or three feet, you will find the soils of the moor and the field just the same.

    Madam How and Lady Why Charles Kingsley
  • They had to dig down, down, down to get the room they needed.

    Paul and the Printing Press Sara Ware Bassett
  • dig down through the snow ashes anywhere and the smouldering fires of life burst into blaze.

  • When the ore is found in strata or lumps near the surface, they dig down to it.

  • He had to dig down deeper into the pit of his personality to reach the central core of his music.

    Egoists James Huneker
  • Let's dig down around the edges more and see if the stone is anchored.

    The Golden Skull John Blaine
  • If you dig down under the pulpit you will find the preacher's body, or his heart, in the form of a round root.

    Woodland Tales Ernest Seton-Thompson

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