New Idiom: “dip your toe in the water”

Dip your toe in the water

Meaning: to try something slowly and carefully before you make a big commitment.  If your first, small experience is successful, you might do something more in a bigger way.  The expression comes from testing the temperature of water (in a bathtub, swimming pool, or pond) with your toe before you put your whole body in.

Example:

Before starting her own bakery business, she dipped her toe in the water by selling bread at a farmer’s market.

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