try something for size

try something for size
try (something) for size British & Australian, American & Australian to test something or to think about an idea in order to decide whether it works or whether you can use it.

Try that for size. It's the new software programme I've been working on.

The government is still trying some ideas on for size before committing itself to action.


New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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  • try for size — try (something) for size British & Australian, American & Australian to test something or to think about an idea in order to decide whether it works or whether you can use it. Try that for size. It s the new software programme I ve been working… …   New idioms dictionary

  • try (something) (on) for size — to test something so you can form an opinion about it. I don t think everyone would be happy working here, but you should try it on for size and see if it s right for you. Etymology: based on the literal meaning of try on something(= put on… …   New idioms dictionary

  • try something on for size — assess whether something is suitable he was trying on the role for size …   Useful english dictionary

  • try — I UK [traɪ] / US verb Word forms try : present tense I/you/we/they try he/she/it tries present participle trying past tense tried UK [traɪd] / US past participle tried *** 1) a) [intransitive/transitive] to attempt to do something I know she s… …   English dictionary

  • try — try1 W1S1 [traı] v past tense and past participle tried present participle trying third person singular tries ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(attempt)¦ 2¦(test/use)¦ 3¦(food/drink)¦ 4¦(try to find somebody/something)¦ 5¦(door/window)¦ 6¦( …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • size — 1 /saIz/ noun 1 HOW BIG (C, U) how big or small something is: The American states vary enormously in size and population. | The firm underestimated the size of the market for their new product. | be the size of (=be the same size as): There were… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • try — 1 /traI/ verb 1 ATTEMPT (I, T) to attempt to do or get something: try to do sth: Don t shout at him; he s only trying to help. | try sth: Roberts tried a shot at goal. | try and do sth: You must try and control your temper. | try: Tim may not be… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • size — size1 /suyz/, n., v., sized, sizing. n. 1. the spatial dimensions, proportions, magnitude, or bulk of anything: the size of a farm; the size of the fish you caught. 2. considerable or great magnitude: to seek size rather than quality. 3. one of a …   Universalium

  • try — (v.) c.1300, examine judiciously, sit in judgment of, from Anglo Fr. trier (late 13c.), from O.Fr. trier to pick out, cull (12c.), from Gallo Romance *triare, of unknown origin. The ground sense is separate out (the good) by examination. Meaning… …   Etymology dictionary

  • try — try1 [ traı ] (past tense and past participle tried [ traıd ] ) verb *** 1. ) intransitive or transitive to attempt to do something: Don t try any of your tricks with me! I know she s not very helpful, but she does try. try to do something: Just… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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