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dip his toes #1 (permalink) Sun Feb 27, 2011 18:00 pm   dip his toes
 

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ESL/EFL Test #333 "English Slang Idioms (54)", question 5

He wasn't sure if he would like Management, but he decided to dip his ......... in the water and take some night classes at the local college.

(a) toes
(b) legs
(c) heels
(d) elbows

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #333 "English Slang Idioms (54)", answer 5

He wasn't sure if he would like Management, but he decided to dip his toes in the water and take some night classes at the local college.

Correct answer: (a) toes
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Dip his toes in the water-does it mean to start doing something very carefully to see if it will be successful or not ? Do we say it when we are not sure whether it will work or not?
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dip his toes #2 (permalink) Sun Feb 27, 2011 23:35 pm   dip his toes
 

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