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sink my teeth into

sink my teeth into

Date: May 25 2001


1. Quote - Listen to the quote and guess what the slang means.

“At the moment I’m looking for some interesting kind of character to sink my teeth into.”
—Actress, Uma Thurman talking about movie roles.


1. Definition - Study the definition.

get involved with, get serious about, take seriously

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

You should most often use this phrase when you’re talking about something that interests you. You sink your teeth into things that are important. You don’t sink your teeth into the ordinary, boring things in your life. For example, you can sink your teeth into a great book that you’re reading, but you probably wouldn’t sink your teeth into the daily newspaper.


1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

””I finally found a TV show I can sink my teeth into. It’s called ‘The West Wing’ and it’s about the President of the United States and the staff at the White House. It’s a great show.”“

””I’m anxious to sink my teeth into the new book by Chuck Pahalniuk. I really liked ‘Fight Club’ and I’ve heard that his newest book is even better!”“

””My dad quit his job yesterday. He said he needed something he could sink his teeth into, and the job he had wasn’t it. I hope he can find a new job soon.”“


1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

I guess it means being committed and enthusiastic about something and really getting into it? like my husband’s suddenly sinking my teeth into converse shoes and he’s already bought 10 pairs in this month…
by Amy (Hong Kong)
“sink my teeth into” means “get involved”.
by Vijay
I think “sink my teeth into” means “dedicating myself to something”, “be indulged into something”
by Eagle
About the slang “sink my teeth into” means diving into some subject/work or concentrate in something deeply.
by Rogerio
I think that “to sink my teeth into something” means to complete something, to have something done, or to pay attention on some work until it is done!
by Nedeljko
I think “sink my teeth into” means “I go to work on seriously”.
by Grace
i guess the slang “sink my teeth into” means “fuse into one”.
by Debbie
To sink my teeth into means to get involved or engrossed into.
by Ammar (Udhailiyah, Saudi Arabia)
“To sink your teeth into” may stand for searching something you can work on hard.
by David

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