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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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Celebrated last Wigan game with a try and five goals.
EYES Try pink-ish gold to subtly enhance your eyes.
Try proton pump inhibitors (such as Prilosec) taken once or twice daily
We try to communicate that in a category called "additional mill requirements.
What I try to do is reinvigorate strategies and cliches I find in Hollywood movies.
If something looks fun on another dancer or in a magazine, I'll try it on.
10, kicking three first-half penalties in addition to converting Corrigan's try.
So you try running your quarters in 75 seconds and find that it hurts just as much to run 75 seconds as the 65-second quarters did.
A: Scientists do not yet fully understand all the actions and interactions of autumn leaf colors, but you may want to try contacting a dendrology department at a university with a forestry school.
D Try to distract the crying girl by showing her some other things she could play with.
At signal, they try to shove the other out of the circle or down to the mat.
Researchers at the Stanford Prevention Research Center are looking for regular smokers to try a skin patch that delivers a medication used to treat depression.
Kiwi centre Luke Wakefield snapped up a seventh minute try for Nuns following a series of scrums which Joe Wilson converted.
Pontypridd scored first through Leon Crocker on three minutes with an unconverted try, but the hosts replied with three first-half tries - Shaun Mills, Rhys Williams and Sam Saul all going over.
Although perhaps it should be pointed out that against Fiji in Cardiff last year Wales drew 16-16 and had to be content with just a penalty try.