smell test

Main Entry:  smell test1
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a cursory test of something's authenticity or legitimacy
Etymology:  1975; fr smelling food to see if it has gone bad
Usage:  informal
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Main Entry:  smell test2
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a cursory test of one's clothing to see if it needs to be put in the laundry basket
Etymology:  1975; fr smelling food to see if it has gone bad
Usage:  informal
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