spy out the land

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Definition of spy out the land

chiefly British
: to find or get more information about a situation secretly and before making a decision

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“Spy out the land.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spy%20out%20the%20land. Accessed 24 Sep. 2022.

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