Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

give a taste of

give a taste of
1) to give someone a sample or a small amount of something in order to help them make up their mind or to encourage them to want more.
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    • give someone a taste of your experience
  • Analysis
     When you give someone a taste of something, it could be a sample or a partial experience of what is on offer. It can also be used in a negative sense in the idiom 'give someone a taste of their own medicine' when you wish for someone to experience the negative effects of their own behaviour.
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. The cultural exchange was a big success. We all got a taste of many different cultures and foods.
    2. Work experience is so valuable when you are young. It's important to get a taste of the job you might like to have when you are older.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. I'd like to give John a taste of management experience. I'd like to give him more responsibility in the future.
  • Professional Examples (Advance)
    1. The change in customs control was aimed at giving officials a taste of what things might be like when relationships between both countries break down.
    2. The simulation was created to give businesses a taste of how a natural disaster might affect their supply chain.
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