dig out

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You don't reckon it's going to take thirty-seven years to dig out through a DIRT foundation, do you?
Following this with tinned sweet potatoes, he may dig out of his tins a whole roast fowl, half a roast fowl and sausage, galantine of game, camp pie, lunch tongue, ox tongues, spiced beef, Oxford sausages, smoked sausage, or chicken, ham and tongue sausage.
The British daily reported Tuesday that the M1 Group, a holdings company founded in the 1960s by Mikati and his brother Taha, "Wants to dig out a two-level subterranean extension for a 50 ft [about 15 m] pool, cinema, wine cellar, and staff quarters below two properties in Cadogan Gardens, Chelsea.