size-up

[sahyz-uhp]
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noun

an appraisal or estimation, especially as the result of sizing up: asking for a size-up of the new office equipment.

Origin of size-up

noun use of verb phrase size up
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  • Therefore restrict your size-up to the discriminative observation of the muscle signs of his mind habits and mind actions.

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    Norval A. Hawkins

  • After making your size-up of the degree of his mental speed, you can govern your presentation by what you have learned.

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    Norval A. Hawkins

  • Therefore it is not safe to rely on a size-up based on what he says.

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    Norval A. Hawkins

  • This is the reason why your size-up should be restricted to discriminative observation of indications of the ego.

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    Norval A. Hawkins

  • Therefore teach yourself to observe without seeming to look closely at the object of your size-up.

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    Norval A. Hawkins