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try something (on) (for size)

1. Lit. to put on an article of clothing to see if it fits. Here, try this on for size and see if it fits any better. Please try on this shirt for size.
2. Fig. to evaluate an idea or proposition. Now, try on this idea. Try this plan for size. I think you'll like it.
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Ian Miller's first-half try put Sutton ahead, while Jonny Raistrict and Luke Smith traded tries before Fraser Tait crossed to give Sutton a 17-8 lead.
In Division Two North, second-placed COBRA picked up a 64-9 victory at Rhyl, running in six tries, while in Two East, Fleur De Lys also scored six tries in a 54-6 victory over Abercynon.
Kenfig Hill ran in eight tries in a stunning 48-0 win over Pencoed with two each for Gareth Russell and Tom Maund and Penallta had a good 23-17 win at Fleur-de-Lys.
Nuneaton: tries Cave (3), Takarangi (2), Moore, Thomas; penalties Thomas; conversions Thomas (3).
At signal, each tries to knock the other over or force him to let go of his ankles; winner gets to crow like a rooster.
Very few of the tries were memorable and it wasn't until the last one that Swansea showed class behind the scrum.
Full back Ben Morgan fired Sutton into an early lead with a penalty - but it all went downhill as Scunthorpe stormed back with four tries before the break.
Jamie Garland converted one of the three tries to hand the hosts a 17-10 half-time lead after Lewis Williams had replied for Pontypridd with their second unconverted score.
Early tries from James Roby and Willie Manu gave Saints a 10-0 lead before Isaac John replied for the visitors.
New signing Todd Carney scored two tries as Castleford Tigers came from 10-0 down to beat Championship side Featherstone 20-10.
Wales will have to buck their usual trend under Gatland by running in the tries against Namibia and Fiji if they want to be pretty much guaranteed a passage into the quarter-finals.
The Vikings led 24-10 at the break as Grant Gore, Logan Tomkins, Ben Kavanagh and Steve Tyrer all claimed tries.
Two tries from Tom James, along with a pair of Gareth McCarthy penalties, turned the tide.
Thunder conceded three tries in the opening 12 minutes and at one stage trailed by 20 points.
Whatever method a parent tries to stop a baby's crying, do it long enough so that it becomes ``boring'' for the infant, advises Jones; the repetition has a lulling effect.