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ask around

To try to find out information about something by asking a lot of different people. I've been asking around to see if anyone is prepared for our Biology final, and the consensus has been a firm "no." A: "Have you seen my book?" B: "No, but I'll ask around."
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Ask around and find a company you trust with your possessions.
THERE are serious questions to ask around the tragedy at Whitby as more details emerge of the circumstances.
My daughter drove me back to ask around but to no avail.
Call or ask around for teachers with different strengths than your own.
Rico (right) said: "When I am in Scotland I will ask around to see if there are any chances to coach.
You'll also need to incorporate your business, so ask around for a lawyer as well as a certified public accountant.
Along the way the SYP will be hoping to ask around 15,000 young people what they think, starting with their 10 Subject Committee Weeks on the SYP website where young people can really let them know what they think.
You might question the ROI when the lingerie is to be hidden under layers of other garments, but ask around and you will probably be told "it's just like shopping for clothes," or even "it's part of being a woman.
Ask around, look for the best price and find a tour that best suits your desires.
Ask around, and if you find more than one in 20 both computer-literate and willing to deposit a lump of money with a stranger I'll be amazed.
I go everywhere, ask around to find what's interesting and lively.
We recommend that a traveler to any strange area ask around among his associates, or at his local hotel, for advice about the dynamics of any new neighborhood to help avoid inviting trouble.
Those that can't qualify for a traditional loan or those that what to shop companies and ask around.
He asked one of his colleagues, who was delivering parts to Wolverhampton, to ask around for a ticket.