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"try it on" in British English

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try it on

UK informal to ​deceive someone or ​behavebadly, ​especially in ​order to ​discover how much of ​yourbadbehaviour will be ​allowed: He's not really ​ill - he's just ​trying it on. The ​kids often try it on with a new ​babysitter.
(Definition of try it on from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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