dip (one's) toe into (something)

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dip (one's) toe into (something)

To tentatively begin or get involved in a new experience. Likened to gently placing one's toe into water to test its temperature. I studied graphic design in college, but I've been dipping my toe into writing fiction lately. I've always wanted to travel the world, but I've never left the US. I'll dip my toe into it this summer, though, with a short trip to Toronto.
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That makes is a pretty exciting prospect for anyone who wants to dip their toes into the mobile internet waters for the first time.
SKY SPORTS dip their toes into the backwaters of Championship One this evening and things are likely to get a bit choppy for Keighley when they take on highflying Dewsbury at Tetley's Stadium.
But the big day is Saturday, when thousands of visitors, slathered with suntan lotion, dip their toes into the chlorinated mix and hundreds of buff and beautiful lifeguards report for work.
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FOUR SPL teams dip their toes into the Co-op Cup tonight and the quartet should be able to comfortably negotiate their way through, writes Ian Wilkerson.
Now, online users can dip their toes into rafting trips through the Grand Canyon and a 250-mile-long canyon cut by Ethiopia's Tekeze River.