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smell testAn assessment of a subject's ability to detect and distinguish odors.Rate it:

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smell testAn informal method for determining whether something is authentic, credible, or ethical, by using one's common sense or sense of propriety.Rate it:

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smell testAn inspection of an object using the sense of smell, as for freshness of food.Rate it:

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smell of the lampTo bear marks of great study and labor.Rate it:

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wake up and smell the coffeeTo face reality and stop deluding oneself.Rate it:

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smell a ratTo sense something suspicious.Rate it:

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smell bloodTo sense that one has an advantage over an adversary or rival.Rate it:

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smell like a roseTo be regarded as appealing, virtuous, or respectable; to be untainted or unharmed.Rate it:

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smell of an oily ragA very small amount, or the absolute minimum (usually of money).Rate it:

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smell the barnTo experience heightened anticipation or to act with renewed speed or energy as one approaches a destination, goal, or other desired outcome, like a livestock animal at day's end returning to its barn.Rate it:

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smell upto fill up with an unpleasant odourRate it:

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smell upto have an unpleasant odourRate it:

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stop and smell the rosesTo relax; to take time out and enjoy or appreciate life.Rate it:

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acid testTo test for the truth.Rate it:

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red face testA hypothetical test of a person's embarrassment, that is either passed or failed. Saying one passes the red face test means one would not blush and thus would not be embarrassed by disclosing something to others or doing something, and saying one fails the red face test means a situation would cause them discernible embarrassment.Rate it:

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acid testA rigorous test or appraisal of the quality or worth of something.Rate it:

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babysitter testAn informal method for assessing the maturity, reliability, or probity of a person, inviting one to judge whether one would entrust this person with the care of one's own children.Rate it:

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babysitter testA test for the ease of use of household appliances.Rate it:

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duck testfor application of common sense and/or intuition regardless of technical parameters.Rate it:

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nose testAn informal method for determining whether something is authentic, credible, or ethical, by using one's common sense or sense of propriety.Rate it:

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nose testAn inspection of an object using the sense of smell, as for freshness of food.Rate it:

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nose testAn inspection of the nasal passages or a trial of their function, as for breathing difficulties.Rate it:

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put to the testTo test something or someone; to evaluate, scrutinize or explore by testing or experimentation.Rate it:

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screen testmovie auditionRate it:

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sniff testAn informal reality check of an idea or proposal, using one's common sense or sense of propriety.Rate it:

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stand the test of timeTo remain useful or valued over a long period of time; to last a long time.Rate it:

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test bedAny venue, setup, etc. used for experimentation, testing, proving a concept, etc.Rate it:

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test matchcricket internationalRate it:

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test of timeThe correlation of longevity with validity of an idea or trend.Rate it:

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test the watersTo explore or probe, as before making a commitment.Rate it:

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sniff outTo find something using the sense of smell.Rate it:

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bounce offto test (ideas) on someoneRate it:

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cheat sheetA sheet of paper containing notes used to assist on a test.Rate it:

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draw a line in the sandTo lay down a challenge; to provide a test of commitment (often one which carries a high risk) to a cause.Rate it:

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eat one's own dog foodTo test the beta programs that are in the test phase on one's own computers; to dogfood.Rate it:

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get to the root of the problemSeek to discover the cause of a problem, test, analyze, examine, consult manuals, refer to circuitry diagrams, Seek tech-support.Rate it:

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give it a whirlTo try, test or attempt.Rate it:

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gold standardA test or measure of comparison that is considered ultimate or ideal.Rate it:

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hit the books!Launch a determined review or study of appropriate material and subjects by hitting the books in preparation for a stringent examination/knowledge test in a pre-employment interview.Rate it:

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kill the rabbitTo get a positive test result from an old-fashioned pregnancy test.Rate it:

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moment of truthA deciding instant; the time when a test determines or makes it apparent whether something will succeed.Rate it:

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pick outto detect using one's senses (sight, smell, hearing, touch, taste)Rate it:

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put one through one's pacesTo test several or all functions or training of a person, animal, machine, etc.Rate it:

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put through its pacesTo test completely; to exercise the full range of abilities or functions.Rate it:

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redolentHaving the smell of.Rate it:

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significance levelA measure of how likely it is to draw a false conclusion in a statistical test, when the results are really just random variations.Rate it:

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summer and winterTo spend extended periods of time with; to test.Rate it:

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take for a spinTo test or try out something, especially an automobile.Rate it:

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take the hintConcede to mounting evidence; wake up and smell the coffee.Rate it:

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the proof of the pudding is in the eatingThe only real test of something is as what it is intended to be used for.Rate it:

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