sink your teeth into something

What is the meaning of the idiom sink your teeth into something?

When you sink your teeth into something you undertake to do something, you perform the task with a great deal of enthusiasm and interest.

Here are a few examples.

• His new role as a villain gave him something that he could sink his teeth into.

• The new project is really interesting. Can't wait to sink my teeth into it?

It is also possible to say get one's teeth into something.

Here are a few examples.

• He just couldn't get his teeth into his new role.

• My wife has been telling me to get my teeth into some social work.

COURTESY : The Hindu (The National News-Paper) - India

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