Assess whether something is suitable: he was trying the role for size
More example sentences
- It was a different kind of acting, because the feelings were real, but it was like the two of them were trying the feelings on for size, like clothes to see if they fitted, and to see if they suited them.
- Asked how he feels about one hack's overwrought description of him as ‘the feathercut prince of the blues ‘, he frowns, repeats the phrase slowly and inquisitively as if trying it on for size, then quickly changes the subject.’
- So perhaps we shouldn't take it too seriously, but try these statements on for size.
Definition of try something on for size in:
- The US English dictionary