get\ one's\ teeth\ into

• get one's teeth into
• sink one's teeth into
v. phr. informal
To have something real or solid to think about; go to work on seriously; struggle with.

After dinner, John got his teeth into the algebra lesson.

Frank chose a subject for his report that he could sink his teeth into.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • get one's teeth into — ► get (or sink) one s teeth into work energetically and productively on. Main Entry: ↑tooth …   English terms dictionary

  • get one's teeth into — or[sink one s teeth into] {v. phr.}, {informal} To have something real or solid to think about; go to work on seriously; struggle with. * /After dinner, John got his teeth into the algebra lesson./ * /Frank chose a subject for his report that he… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • get one's teeth into — or[sink one s teeth into] {v. phr.}, {informal} To have something real or solid to think about; go to work on seriously; struggle with. * /After dinner, John got his teeth into the algebra lesson./ * /Frank chose a subject for his report that he… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • get one's teeth into —  Make a vigorous start on …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • 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 (or sink) one's teeth into — work energetically and productively on. → tooth …   English new terms dictionary

  • sink\ one's\ teeth\ into — • get one s teeth into • sink one s teeth into v. phr. informal To have something real or solid to think about; go to work on seriously; struggle with. After dinner, John got his teeth into the algebra lesson. Frank chose a subject for his report …   Словарь американских идиом

  • sink one's teeth into — See: GET ONE S TEETH INTO …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • sink one's teeth into — See: GET ONE S TEETH INTO …   Dictionary of American idioms

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