dip (one's) toe in the water

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dip (one's) toe in the water

To tentatively begin or get involved in a new experience. Likened to gently placing one's toe into water to test its temperature. I'm terrified that people won't like my writing, but I've been dipping my toe in the water at a local writer's club to get a sense of it. I've always preferred to dive right into new experiences, rather than just dipping a toe in the water, but everyone is different, I suppose.
See also: dip, toe, water
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Simon Darby, West Midlands regional organiser, said: "This isn't going to be an area where we dip our toes in the water and come out.