try for size

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try something (on) for size

to test something so you can form an opinion about it I don't think everyone would be happy working here, but you should try it on for size and see if it's right for you.
Etymology: based on the literal meaning of try on something (put on clothes to see if they fit and look good)
See also: size, try

try something for size

  (British & Australian) also try something on for size (American & Australian)
to test something or to think about an idea in order to decide whether it works or whether you can use it Try that for size. It's the new software program I've been working on. The government is still trying some ideas on for size before committing itself to action.
See also: size, try