If you dip
your toes into
something or dip
your toes into the waters of
something, you start
doing that thing slowly and carefully, because you are not sure
whether it will be successful
or whether you will like it.
This may encourage gold traders to dip their toes back into the markets.
Universities are dipping their toes in the waters of management education.
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