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English definition of “test the water(s)”

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test the water(s)

to find out what people's opinions of something are before you ask them to do something
Translations of “test the water(s)”
in Chinese (Traditional) 試探(人們對某事的意見)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 试探(人们对某事的意见)…
(Definition of test the water(s) from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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