ask around


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ask (someone) around

To ask someone to come visit one's house. I asked Mary around to watch a movie, but she was busy.
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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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If you ask around you'll find that in general, CABs throughout the country employ fewer full-time staff and considerably more trained volunteers.
We will no longer have to worry about forgeting our chargers and having to ask around to find one that is compatible.
Cork, 21, is contracted to Chelsea until 2012 and the Stamford Bridge club would ask around pounds 1.
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.
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.
We need young blood and I would urge clubs to ask around and put people forward to join the executive.
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.