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see how the land lies

To find out about or come to understand a particular state of affairs or the way a situation exists or has developed, especially before taking any decisive or definitive action. Given the turbulent nature of this market, I think it would be prudent for us to see how the land lies before we agree to invest in your company. I'm just seeing how the land lies between my parents before I make any solid plans to come visit them.
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see

tv. to equal someone’s bet in poker. I see your five and raise you ten.

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/hear things
To have hallucinations.
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Philosophically inclined people, by contrast, try to develop their own meaning of life and their own understanding of the world by thinking about what they see and hear.
I looked up to see the bottom of the Brooklyn Bridge.
We see what we expect to see and hear what we expect to hear, whether or not it actually exists.
With eyewitness testimony like this, it's hard to see how anyone could believe that American Airlines Flight 77 did not hit the Pentagon.
Three themes became prominent as explanations for mothers' decisions regarding visitation: (1) concern about fathers' behaviors, (2) the child's desire to see the father, and (3) the mothers' relationship with their own fathers if they come from single parent families.
But two drugs are more expensive than one, the chances of suffering side effects are greater, and you've got to see a doctor to get them--all of which may explain why many men have turned to herbal supplements to help with their enlarged prostates.
The beloved sons and daughters of God are everywhere, and if we cannot see them, it might be we have forgotten something we once saw.
We want to rapidly and uniformly put down the pattern of spots so when the color changes, it pops out at you and you can see it," says Suslick.
As the recurrence of such stories suggests, what reading did was surprisingly analogous to what the telescope did: both were tools that worked across distance and made it possible to see things that were otherwise in accessible.
16), the qualitative researcher sees (observes) these in the context of a natural (rather than experimental) setting.
See that the blade guard works easily and doesn't obstruct your view when you're cutting.
After that, I wouldn't see the saw until it was time for another walk.
What we saw in Nixon was a duality we didn't see in more polished performers on the public stage.
By contrast, "Manet at the Prado," a separate exhibition that opened toward the end of 2003 and closed early in 2004 with Madrid as its only (and indeed, given its nature, its only possible) venue, was designed to give pictorial matters free rein to see what they would yield.
1 Pediatric and family medicine practices are significantly more likely than internal medicine practices to see adolescent patients.