Origin of clam diggers
How to use clam diggers in a sentence
You see this a lot when individuals who are accused of something decide to clam up, often under the advice of their attorney.
Back in California, Zach finds that people from whom he might learn about the bombing either die, disappear, or clam up.Joseph McElroy’s ‘Cannonball’ Is the Meta Iraq War Novel|Tom LeClair|July 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
All of which makes me wonder why Lindsey Graham and his cohort were so afraid the guy would clam up.
From goth dating to plus-size, prisoners to gold diggers, these sites revolve around one thing: honesty.
Then I thought the non-celebrities would clam up because the cameras would make them nervous.
The recovery of the oyster, clam and other edible shell-fish is also a feature of the work which the Lake Company has in view.The Wonder Book of Knowledge|Various
Its shores were long stretches of mud-flats, corrugated everywhere with thousands of clam-holes.The Rival Campers Afloat|Ruel Perley Smith
Then I saw that the two halves of the clam-shell bucket were slightly open, just wide enough to let me squeeze in.The Wreckers|Francis Lynde
But he and mephistopheles joined a company of successful diggers going down with their swag.
The gold was found on the carcass, and the diggers went coolly back to their work.