kick the tires


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kick the tires

To inspect or test something or someone to ensure that he, she, or it meets the required or expected standard of quality. Primarily heard in US, Canada. You should always kick the tires of anything you plan to buy from someone online, or else you might end up buying a piece of junk! The boss always assigns difficult projects as a way of kicking the tires of new employees. We should hire a few interns to kick the tires on this app before we release it to the public.
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Though catering to both above and below ground markets, the underground segment of the event is a great opportunity for the telecom, electric and to some degree, gas distribution industry, to kick the tires and see the latest and greatest product offerings.
More today than ever, in this age of technology, we need to give the media a chance to kick the tires," Garber says.
The students can see them kick the tires, as they like to say,'' Hagan said.
I think people will really kick the tires this year.
We encourage SMEs to come kick the tires on controlmycloud.
A demonstration auction has been running giving all users and potential users a chance to check it out, kick the tires, look under the hood and see what advantages this seafood marketplace auction brings to their business.
My hope is to get people into New York and into the neighborhoods, have them kick the tires, so to speak, and show them all the things that are great about New York and that New York is on the move," said Robert Walsh, Commissioner of the New York City Department of Small Business Services.
ICUEE differs from UCT in that its attendees consist more of the in-the-field personnel who come to the show anxious to get their hands on equipment, kick the tires and operate machines.
com If you want to kick the tires, you'll have to visit Istanbul's Ataturk airport.
About two dozen California Highway Patrol officers got to kick the tires on General Motors' new EV1 in San Bernardino.
The past three transit bond measures have failed in this state and I believe that the people would want to kick the tires of a working prototype.
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The traditional model of paying 60% of a 3 to 5 year software investment up front before you kick the tires has been in need of revision for years," says Vijay Jayaram, Vice President, The Cram Group.
We at least kick the tires of things that we think might help us practice more efficiently,'' Womack said.
In addition to the convenience of a more geographically friendly transaction, buyers have access to an increased selection and depth of assortment, with the option to view the vehicle, kick the tires, and complete the transaction in person.