try (something) on for size

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Definition of try (something) on for size

: to put on (a piece of clothing, a pair of shoes, etc.) in order to see if it is the correct size

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“Try (something) on for size.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/try%20%28something%29%20on%20for%20size. Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.

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