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kick the tires

US informal
to try something or examine it carefully before you buy it: Come and kick the tires on this latest version of the software.
Translations of “kick the tires”
in Chinese (Traditional) 在購買之前精挑細選, 仔細檢查…
in Chinese (Simplified) 在购买之前精挑细选, 仔细检查…
(Definition of kick the tires from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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