What does the phrase digs of their dreams mean in the following sentence (not available online) from the description of the game Project Makeover:

Give TV-show guests new looks and the digs of their dreams while solving match-3 puzzles.

I know the meanings of the idioms "dig in", "take a dig at" etc., but I have never seen the phrase "digs of".

Here is a description of the game from Google Play:

Give desperately needed makeovers to help people achieve their dreams! Choose highly fashionable clothes, hairstyles, makeup, and even furniture! Deal with dramatic characters like egotistical fashion icons, scheming assistants, or stubborn clients in dire need of a new wardrobe.

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    "digs" is slang for "home"
    – gotube
    Commented Jun 12, 2021 at 20:25

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I assume it's the (slightly old-fashioned) British use of digs to mean lodgings or living quarters. The [noun] of their dreams - the best they could possibly imagine.

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    Personally, I think the cited usage is an "affectation" from a writer who isn't actually familiar with how digs is (was?!) used in BrE. As you say, it specifically means lodgings (not the more general "residence") - usually, the renting of a single room in a shared house where the actual owner also lives. Most such "lodgers, tenants, guests" probably wouldn't be allowed to give their room a substantial "makeover", even if they wanted to. Commented Jun 12, 2021 at 12:53
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    A lot of these 'curious' questions about game descriptions seem to be about text not written by a native speaker. Commented Jun 12, 2021 at 13:04
  • Digs often cater for a particular type of client - theatrical or student digs for example. Commented Jun 12, 2021 at 18:43

“Digs” here means “residence,” whether apartment or house or trailer. It is slang.

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