take the measure of (someone or something)

take the measure of (someone or something)

To evaluate someone or something; to judge the qualities of someone or something. Every year I have an informal day of classes so I have a chance to take the measure of my kids.
See also: measure, of, take
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get/have/take the ˈmeasure of somebody


get/have/take somebody’s ˈmeasure

(formal) form an opinion about somebody’s character or abilities so that you can deal with them: The champion soon had the measure of his young opponent.
See also: get, have, measure, of, somebody, take
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