• synonyms

feel one's way

Proceed cautiously, as in Until we know who we're dealing with, we'll have to feel our way. This expression alludes to groping by touch when one is unable to see. [Early 1600s] Also see feel for, def. 1.


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Nearby words

feel like death, feel like oneself, feel like two cents, feel no pain, feel one's oats, feel one's way, feel oneself, feel out, feel out of place, feel put upon, feel someone up
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