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нащупывать почву

to (try to) get the lie/AE lay of the land, to sound out the possibilities/the ground for sth

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– Им нужно время, чтобы нащупать почву под ногами.
"They need time to get their feet under them.
Саймак, Клиффорд Д. / ПришельцыSimak, Clifford D. / The Visitors
The Visitors
Simak, Clifford D.
© 1980 by Clifford D. Simak
Пришельцы
Саймак, Клиффорд Д.
© 1980 by Clifford D. Simak
© Перевод. Г. Швейник, 2004
Если у них будет немного времени на подготовку, они, возможно, успеют занять более выгодную позицию, нащупают почву под ногами.
Maybe, if they knew, they would have the time to shift their stance, stand on more solid ground to deal with it when it broke."
Саймак, Клиффорд Д. / ПришельцыSimak, Clifford D. / The Visitors
The Visitors
Simak, Clifford D.
© 1980 by Clifford D. Simak
Пришельцы
Саймак, Клиффорд Д.
© 1980 by Clifford D. Simak
© Перевод. Г. Швейник, 2004

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нащупывать почву
to (try to) get the lie/lay of the land; to sound out the possibilities/the ground for

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нащупывать почву на предмет заключения торгового соглашения
make overtures for a trade agreement