Pay with money from one's own pocket; be generous. For example, We've got to dig down deep to make the next payment. [Colloquial; c. 1940]
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How to use dig down in a sentence
dig down, and we know why our dark and twisted fantasies of a suffering, angry American underclass have finally come true.
If you can't find anything else, help dig down that bank, and roll those big stones into the fill.Si Klegg, Book 2 (of 6) | John McElroy
So now he began to dig down the side of the pit so that the deer could come out.Prairie Smoke (Second Edition, Revised) | Melvin Randolph Gilmore
Then they would dig down to see what it was, but it never turned out to be money.Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete | Albert Bigelow Paine
"dig down, boys," said father, and in short order every available shovel was out of the wagons.Ox-Team Days on the Oregon Trail | Ezra Meeker
He will have to dig down deeper into the very life of the sexes to know why marriage proves so disastrous.Marriage and Love | Emma Goldman