test the water(s)

Definition of test the water(s)

  1. :  to do something to find out if people like or approve a possible plan, product, etc., so that one can make a decision about it The company is testing the waters with a new online version of the product. She's testing the water for a presidential bid.

Word by Word Definitions

testplay
  1. :  a means of testing: such as

    :  something (such as a series of questions or exercises) for measuring the skill, knowledge, intelligence, capacities, or aptitudes of an individual or group

    :  a procedure, reaction, or reagent used to identify or characterize a substance or constituent

  1. :  to put to test or proof :  try

    :  to require a doctrinal oath of

    :  to undergo a test

  1. :  of, relating to, or constituting a test

    :  subjected to, used for, or revealed by testing

  1. :  an external hard or firm covering (such as a shell) of many invertebrates (such as a foraminifer or a mollusk)


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