'take a dig at' v. 'have a dig at'

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lapot

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Hello. I'd like to know the difference between "take a dig at" and "have a dig at", if there's any. In the sense of 'making fun of or criticize someone'.
And which one is more common?

I've read some examples on the net with "have a dig at" but I think is far more common "take a dig at". In any case, I think both mean the same.

Thanks in advance!
 
  • Andygc

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    British English
    Without a full sentence it is difficult to be sure that an answer is addressing your uncertainty correctly, but in general, there is no difference between them in the context 'making fun of or criticize someone'.
     

    Andygc

    Senior Member
    British English
    There is a useful tool available to answer this sort of uncertainty. The Google ngram viewer. On this link you will find take a dig at,have a dig at, and that you think wrongly. While you are there, try changing the language setting (BE, AE) to find that there are significant differences across the Atlantic.
     
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