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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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This five-day trial offer gives automotive firms a chance to kick the tyres, and understand how QUBE can significantly advance their automotive intelligence capabilities, overnight.
Deputy Mayor of London for business and enterprise Kit Malthouse said: "I firmly believe that hydrogen fuel cell technology will eventually replace the internal combustion engine but we have to show the public the vehicles, let them kick the tyres and demonstrate that it is more than just a science fiction story.
Deputy Mayor of London for business and enterprise Kit Malthouse said: "I firmly believe that hydrogen fuel cell technology will eventually replace the internal combustion engine, but we have to show the public the vehicles, let them kick the tyres and demonstrate that it is more than just a science fiction story.
But kick the tyres, poke the evidence a bit, and not everything is quite as straightforward as that.
For others though, the need to kick the tyres of suppliers, and the undoubted benefits of shaking the customer's hand to close a deal will mean it is business as usual.
The BBC's business editor Robert Peston said: "This was an old-fashioned failure to kick the tyres properly when lending to hotel groups, property developers and investors.
Armed with this guarantee we go out and kick the tyres of the loans we select" says Malschinger in suggesting that their product will be superior to big institutional versions simply because the latter will be desperate to spread risk and find mortgages to fill their quota's whilst the EBC version needs to be more selective.
We always kick the tyres before bidding, in fact we aim casual kicks at all items in the sale' it is an old agricultural custom, like using someone else's Land Rover bonnet as an improvised dining table' from bottle jacks to tractors everything must receive several cursory boots just to make sure that it actually exists and we are not about to bid on an optical illusion.
This will enable us to have a helicopter view but not before we kick the tyres, spank it out, pick the low hanging fruits and peel the onion to initiate step-changes that will allow us to touch base and get a buy-in from customers.
Visitors were able to kick the tyres of the company's ACE sprayer-spreader, AS 750 airport sweeper, CJS 914 Super compact jet sweeper and its Supra 4000 snow clearing machine.
Every major motorcycle manufacturer is on board this year so unless you went to this year's glamorous Milan show, Motorcycle Live will be your first chance to drool over and kick the tyres of a host of new-for-2013 models.
Every major motorcycle manufacturer is on board this year, so there will be chance to drool over and kick the tyres of all the most important 2012 models.
Every major motorcycle manufacturer is on board this year, so unless you went to this year''s glamorous Milan show, Motorcycle Live will be your first chance to drool over and kick the tyres of all the most important 2012 models.
At the start of every season we kick the tyres of the Premiership bandwagon and say 'Yep, it looks good to me.