spy out the land

idiom

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

Examples of spy out the land in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In Spies, Lies, and Allies, maybe my role this time was just spy out the land, take back my intelligence, change my game and try it again. Sydney Bucksbaum, EW.com, 12 Aug. 2021

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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 26 Feb. 2024.

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