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, 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.