to test the waters
- 1. 試水（溫度、深淺）；試探別人對某事的意見 His dispatch of a warship there was not an act of war-mongering, but just to test the waters of how enemy troops would react. 他派遣一艘戰艦去那裡不是要挑起戰端，只是要試探敵軍的反應。
test the water(s) to find out what the situation is before doing sth or making a decision 牛津字典 to make a preliminary test or survey (as of reaction or interest) before embarking on a course of action...
...以色列，傳遞布希對以巴兩國的和平願景。這裡的 test diplomatic waters 是從 test the water(s) 的片語而來(請參考劍橋字典 http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=82141&...
...early years there have come to Taiwan to test the water temperature artists, but because there is no...entertainment companies, artists great freedom; the other great natural advantage is the Taiwan...