have a poke around

have a poke around

To investigate something, typically a place or area. Please tell me that the cops won't find any incriminating evidence if they have a poke around your office.
See also: around, have, poke

have a ˌpoke aˈround

(informal) look carefully around a place to see what you can find; try to find out information about somebody/something: I thought I’d go and have a poke around the new shopping mall later. Do you want to come with me?
See also: around, have, poke