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

  1. :  cupel

    :  a critical examination, observation, or evaluation :  trial

    :  the procedure of submitting a statement to such conditions or operations as will lead to its proof or disproof or to its acceptance or rejection

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

    :  subjected to, used for, or revealed by testing

  1. :  to put to test or proof :  try

    :  to require a doctrinal oath of

    :  to undergo a test

  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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