deep dive

noun

plural deep dives
: an exhaustive investigation, study, or analysis of a question or topic
A deep dive into 2018 congressional transcripts found that female representatives spent more than twice as much time on health care in their speeches as male legislators did.Mattie Kahn
After discovering that his late father was a war hero, a son takes a deep dive into World War II and the terrors of the Nazi regime.Kirkus Reviews
What begins as a deep dive into the business practices of multilevel marketing and direct sales companies … becomes something larger, and even more rage-inducing: a story about the enviable perks of being rich and well connected in America.Pete Keeley
Yet a deep dive into the far reaches of Instagram reveals that a golden age of tattoos has arrived …Monica Kim

Examples of deep dive in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Lynch and Shanahan can balance their deep dive by reminding themselves that in every Super Bowl, outlier events will affect outcomes. Tom Krasovic, San Diego Union-Tribune, 17 Feb. 2024 The podcast promises a deep dive into the world of filmmaking and the arts, exploring the profound impact of cinema on contemporary culture, with the premiere episode set for mid-2024. Rolling Stone, 14 Feb. 2024 Read on to take a deep dive into the ending of One Day, including what happens to Emma and Dexter at the end of the series. Monica Mercuri, Forbes, 14 Feb. 2024 The seat-rattling nuclear weapon detonation masterminded by J. Robert Oppenheimer (Cillian Murphy) evokes peak dread, but even seemingly mundane sequences demanded deep dives from King and his team. Hugh Hart, Los Angeles Times, 13 Feb. 2024 Ozzy Osbourne Says Meeting Paul McCartney 'Was Like Meeting Jesus Christ' McCartney released the book The Lyrics: 1956 to the Present with Irish poet Paul Muldoon in 2021, which offered a deep dive into the making of 154 of his songs. Rachel Desantis, Peoplemag, 7 Feb. 2024 The museum’s staff also takes deep dives into maritime archaeology and has created exhibits on slave ships and the 1860 African Cemetery at Higgs Beach. Miami Herald, 30 Jan. 2024 Be sure to read this extraordinary deep dive into our city’s fabled trees, and then check out the 10 beloved trees Angelenos should protect at all costs. Jeanette Marantos, Los Angeles Times, 1 Feb. 2024 His American Mavericks Festival, which featured music by Lou Harrison, Meredith Monk, Steve Reich and more, offered a deep dive into the new. Georgia Rowe, The Mercury News, 26 Jan. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1986, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of deep dive was in 1986

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“Deep dive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/deep%20dive. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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