As I size up the scene, Jack White now wears the crown … and he wears it well.
There has got to be a way to size up a new smartphone without devolving into the most overwrought tech clichés on the Internet.
size up every situation, and find beauty in all things, not just the pretty young ones.
Google's new phone can get you a cab and size up an earthquake.
The watchdog at the gate can size up a swindler as well as a man.
He relied, without question, on his ability to "size up" people at first glance.
He says you size up to one of the men that turned the trick––one of them that wore a black slicker like yours.
So I had an exceptional opportunity to size up the stock business.
size up such a reception as just his way of protecting himself against impositions.
We'll have to size up the situation after we get there before we can know exactly what we'll have to do.
c.1300, "an ordinance to fix the amount of a payment or tax," from Old French sise, shortened form of assise "session, assessment, regulation, manner" (see assize), probably a misdivision of l'assise as la sise. The sense of "extent, amount, volume, magnitude" (c.1300) is from the notion of regulating something by fixing the amount of it (weights, food portions, etc.). Specific sense of "set of dimensions of a manufactured article for sale" is attested from 1590s.
To estimate or assess: How do you size up his chances? (1847+)