One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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.’
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