get your teeth into something

get your teeth into something
get your teeth into something informal phrase
to put a lot of your time and energy into something that is interesting because it needs a lot of effort and skill

I’d like a project that I can really get my teeth into.

Thesaurus: to try hard to do or get somethingsynonym
Main entry: tooth

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get your ˈteeth into sth idiom
(informal) to put a lot of effort and enthusiasm into sth that is difficult enough to keep you interested

Choose an essay topic that you can really get your teeth into.

Main entry:toothidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • get your teeth into something — informal to put a lot of your time and energy into something that is interesting because it needs a lot of effort and skill I d like a project that I can really get my teeth into …   English dictionary

  • get your teeth into — If you get your teeth into something, you become involved in or do something that is intellectually challenging or satisfying.  ( Dig you teeth into and sink your teeth into are also used.) …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • get your teeth into —    If you get your teeth into something, you become involved in or do something that is intellectually challenging or satisfying.    ( Dig you teeth into and sink your teeth into are also used.)   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • get your teeth into — (or chiefly US sink your teeth into) : to become fully involved in (something, such as a new activity) : to do or deal with (something) with a lot of energy, interest, etc. He finally has a project he can get his teeth into. • • • Main Entry:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • sink your teeth into something — 1) to take a bite of something good to eat He couldn t wait to sink his teeth into the steak. 2) mainly American to get very involved in something. The usual phrase in British English is get your teeth into something …   English dictionary

  • sink (your) teeth into (something) — get/sink (your) teeth into (something) to start to do something with a lot of energy and enthusiasm. Up till then she d only had small parts in films and nothing she could get her teeth into. It s a really exciting project I can t wait to sink my …   New idioms dictionary

  • get one’s teeth into something — AND sink one’s teeth into something tv. to undertake to do something. □ I can’t wait to sink my teeth into that Wallace job. □ Here, sink your teeth into this and see if you can’t manage this project …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • get — I [[t]ge̱t[/t]] CHANGING, CAUSING, MOVING, OR REACHING ♦ gets, getting, got, gotten (past tense & past participle) (In most of its uses get is a fairly informal word. Gotten is an American form of the past tense and past participle.) 1) V LINK… …   English dictionary

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