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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 this for size. As Weber notes, 'In charismatic relations people no longer obey customs or laws, instead, the followers submit to the imperious demands of a heroic figure, whose orders are legitimated not by logic, nor by the hero's place in ascribed hierarchy, but solely by the personal power to command of the charismatic individual.' Now lay that across the America and Italy of today.
As a measure of Sky's domination, try this for size: Over the last 110 days of Tour de France racing, Brits have worn the yellow jersey on 64 of them - all but one (Mark Cavendish on Utah Beach last year) under the banner of the great satellite dish.
6 Try this for size We meet two people who've been struggling with their diets on TV.
Racing For Change's latest plan to increase attendances midweek by going after seniors, try this for size - entry at Vincennes on Saturday was [euro]1.50 for seniors.
Well, try this for size. Kayleigh, a single mum in her 20s who works in a call centre to support her small boy, wrote to tell me of her despair.
If you want to hear one small example of how talent-filled the Birmingham jazz scene is in '08, try this for size. There is support from the Ben Bryden Sextet.
Try this for size. Something to make your taste buds explode!
But if I had to go for one nation to emerge from the pack this time, try this for size .
Now you can emulate her monochrome look with this fitted pencil dress, PS73, from her Littlewoods collection available at www.littlewoods.com Try this for size NO need to trawl the rails for 16-plus sizes.
Try this for size: New signing Andwele Slory is unveiled at Albion's training ground.
If you want the true definition of "breath taking recklessness", try this for size, Sharon - it's when an 18-month-old baby on your child protection register is found killed in his own home despite having 60 contacts with authorities.
IF you're a Liverpool supporter and believe that history repeats itself, then try this for size.
D18078_3 TRY THIS FOR SIZE: Cllr Laurie Wright (left) with Lawrence Webb and the 150,000th rugby ball.