a little leery

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a little leery

Cautious, wary, or uncertain of a given person, place, or thing. To be honest, I'm a little leery of signing up for this deal; it sounds too good to be true.
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A new online news source based in a Washington suburb has attracted an increasing number of journalists who are leery about the future in the mainline newspaper industry.
The smallest and least expensive unit is ideal for hunters interested in the technology but leery of dropping a large wad of cash on something that may never get beyond their backyard.
As perhaps the most rigorous and dogged critic out there of the mischievous madness perpetrated by Canada's higher courts, it may come as a surprise to some readers to discover that Leishman wasn't always so leery of the sort of judicial innovations which have so markedly set our courts adrift.
I am a little leery about asking what a spiffy was used for at the sharp end.
"Quite frankly governments are leery about taking the risks that we take every day."
The movement toward school choice has opened doors for Catholic parents who still tend to be leery of public education.
The venture capital market is healthy, finds writer Gregory Millman, but VC firms are increasingly leery of funding startups.
Trade groups for farmers and companies that use dairy products are not enthusiastic about introducing milk from cloned cows into the marketplace, fearing consumers would be leery about the products.
But, as illustrated by the furor over a recent court case, Canadians are just as leery of their data being sent to the United States as they fear that it may end up in the Federal Bureau of Investigation's hands.
The New York City Buildings Department was leery of this as it seemed to make it a manufacturing building, something its certificate of occupancy did not allow.
Rightly leery of the elaborate administrative systems of most public-art programs, Christo and Jeanne-Claude simply circumvent them, bringing a roadshow--here involving millions of dollars in independent funding and about a thousand of their own employees involved in various aspects of the project--that literally over whelms a city's own bureaucracy, effectively turning it into a junior partner that can do little more than express gratitude for the couple's gift.
"The folks in engine plants get a little leery when you come to them with a technology that doesn't touch the part," says Spicer, "but I'm pretty certain the potential cost savings will be more than enough to overcome their fears."