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Difference between Get one’s teeth into something and Put teeth into something

get one’s teeth into something—(also: sink one’s teeth into something)

1. bite into smth.:

  • Many a time I thought of Bobbie when I got my teeth into a bit of walrus or seal meat.

2. (coll.) deal with smth. vigorously:

  • Here, get your teeth into this and see if you can manage this project.

put teeth into something—make smth. really effective:

  • The legislature put teeth into the traffic law by increasing penalties and appropriating money for its proper enforcement.