Definition of suck it and see in English:

suck it and see


  • Used to suggest that the only way to know if something will work or be suitable is to try it.

    ‘for other baits, and for different waters, it is a case of suck it and see’
    • ‘It would be fantastic if the opportunity arose but, as the saying goes, we will have to suck it and see.’
    • ‘I suppose I should just suck it and see, if that's what happens…’
    • ‘I hadn't quite known what to do in preparation, so I'd just chosen a few bits I liked to read out and then thought I would suck it and see (so to speak).’
    • ‘It's a case of suck it and see at the moment until bigger trials are carried out.’
    • ‘We have no reliable predictive tests for opioid efficacy other than suck it and see.’
    • ‘Cllr Welch said splitting the events was a case of suck it and see and admitted she was tired of people constantly running down the efforts of committed volunteers.’
    • ‘No serious economist says they can possibly predict it: suck it and see, they say.’
    • ‘It is a case of ‘Let's suck it and see if it works, then pass the legislation.’’
    • ‘We'll just have to suck it and see, as your species says.’
    • ‘I can recall, on going to the Privileges Committee and asking it to defend my rights, being told to suck it and see.’