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spy out the land

If you spy out the land, you try to get knowledge of something before you do something: We drove around the area where our new house is to spy out the land.
Translations of “spy out the land”
in Chinese (Traditional) 事先探清楚情況…
in Chinese (Simplified) 事先摸清情况…
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