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kick tires

To examine or inspect a second-hand car or cars for possible purchase; to shop for used cars in general. I always loved going to used car lots with my dad while he went around kicking tires. Our old van finally broke down, so I'm heading out this weekend to kick some tires.
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Everything remains at the "kicking tire" stage, and both John and Helin were hesitant to announce any concrete deals resulting from the trade mission.
If you're unhappy with the way you've been represented, stop kicking tires. Fill outthe form and run.
Inland started kicking tires at the site about four years ago.
If you want to save yourself a lot of time kicking tires on different properties, find out what the landlord wants right up front.
They don't want to trifle with kicking tires, driving around the countryside or burning a weekend at yard sales.
Kicking tires takes time and effort but it beats finding yourself on an isolated byway in a heavy storm with a flat.
And visitors weren't just kicking tires. When the smoke cleared and people came home, caught their breath and crunched numbers, news began trickling in.
"We've been kicking tires there for 15 years," Murphy said.
What the sales figures do suggest is that while most European consumers have been hit hard by the sovereign debt crisis, the region's top income earners are still heading to showrooms and kicking tires on the world's priciest wheels.
It does not make sense to have a salesperson engage with a prospect who is just kicking tires. Scoring leads properly will allow you to know when a prospect truly has a problem and is seeking a solution.
And neither activity tells any more about the "bird desire" than kicking tires tells about the quality of a used car.
As it prepares to move to its new Midtown headquarters next month, tenant representative advisory firm Studley is kicking tires at approximately six companies to see which ones would make for a good acquisition or joint venture partnership that could be worked out before the end of the year, the firm's top executives said.
One broker suggested that Proskauer was "kicking tires," a term used to describe a tenant that is informally considering a lease.
Therefore, the more audiences you can reach with information valuable and relevant to them, the greater will be the calls coming in from people who aren't just kicking tires.
So I'd be alone for a couple of hours, kicking tires on the corporate jets and looking up at the stars.