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English definition of “try sth for size”

try sth for size

UK (US try sth on for size)
to test something or to think about an idea in order to decide if it works or if you can use it
(Definition of try sth for size from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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