try (something) for size

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try (something) for size

To try, use, or consider something in order to make a decision or form an opinion about it. Likened to putting on a garment to see if it fits. Sometimes used as a rhetorical imperative to behold an extreme example of something. The whole point of test driving a car is to try it for size to see if you feel comfortable in it. Too hungry for a regular burger? Try this for size! It's eight patties!
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try something for size

try out or test something for suitability.
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TRY THAT FOR SIZE Jon Wilkin hits the deck and scores for the Saints
TRY THAT FOR SIZE: Former world champion Lennox Lewis keeps the peace at yesterday's weigh-in for Audley Harrison (left) and David Haye.
Try that for size, all you professed defenders of massive fields, with their unbalanced odds and chances for each-way punters - always assuming you can find a bookmaker who will take each-way bets.
TRY THAT FOR SIZE: Rhys Williams dives in for one of his two match-winning scores
TRY THAT FOR SIZE: Gloucester's Robert Todd goes over against Treviso PICTURE: Simon Wilkinson/SWpix.com
THE FINAL WORD: Wigan's triumphant captain Andy Farrell celebrates victory; TRY THAT FOR SIZE: Connolly goes over for the winner