Come to my diggings. To my rooms, residence, office, sanctum. A word imported from California and its gold diggings.
“My friend here wants to take diggings; and as you were complaining that you would get someone to go halves with you, I thought I had better bring you together.” —A. C. Doyle: A Study in Scarlet, chap. i.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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