dip your toes in the water

Dip your toes in the water
If you dip your toes in the water, you try something tentatively because you are not sure whether it will work or not.

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  • dip your toes in the water —    If you dip your toes in the water, you try something tentatively because you are not sure whether it will work or not.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • dip toes in the water —    If you dip your toes in the water, or get your feet wet, you start to do something new or unfamiliar, or explore new territory for the first time.     It will be a new experience for me, but I can t wait to get my feet wet! …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

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  • get one's feet wet —    If you dip your toes in the water, or get your feet wet, you start to do something new or unfamiliar, or explore new territory for the first time.     It will be a new experience for me, but I can t wait to get my feet wet! …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • toe — toe1 [ tou ] noun count ** one of the five individual parts at the end of your foot. Your big toe is the largest, and your little toe is the smallest: Vera slipped off her shoes and wriggled her toes. I stubbed my toe (=hurt it by hitting it) on… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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  • toe — toe1 S3 [təu US tou] n [: Old English; Origin: ta] 1.) one of the five movable parts at the end of your foot →↑finger ▪ He stubbed his toe (=hurt it by kicking it against something) on a rock. big toe (=the largest of your toes) ↑heel, ↑ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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