English : To Take A Dig At

What is the meaning of To Take A Dig At?

By Mr. Mathu, Sri Lanka - 9th July-2007.

This is a slang expression, which is commonly used in American English. When you
take a dig at someone, you deliberately insult or annoy someone. It is also possible to say, to take a jab at someone.

Here are a few examples:

• In his speech, the Vice-Chancellor took several digs at the academic staff.

• Mala loves to take jabs at people she doesn't like.

These two expressions should be used only in informal contexts.

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