do (some/a bit of) digging

Meaning(s)

1. engage in research or conduct an investigation

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he did a bit of digging into his opponent/rival

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To do some digging or do a bit of digging means to explore something or research something in order to find information on or uncover secret or revealing details about someone or something. When you do some digging it usually involves an amount of investigation.

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  1. The investigative journalist did some digging into the politician's links with organized crime. He found enough to cause a national scandal. 
  2. did some digging into my great-grandmothers past and discovered that her parents came from Hungary.

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  1. I wasn't sure about the new employee, so I went online to do a bit of digging into his past. Turns out he was fired from his last job for stealing. Clearly, our boss didn't do her due diligence when she employed him.
  2. If anyone does some digging into our accounts we could be in serious trouble. Our books are a complete mess.

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