sniff around

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Related to sniff around: feel up to, make into, get up to, have over

w>sniff around

vi (for information) → herumschnüffeln (inf)
vi +prep obj
room etcherumschnüffeln in (+dat) (inf)
girlfriend etcherumhängen bei (inf)
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Billionaire Napster founder Sean Parker is having a serious sniff around a super-luxe, nearly 3-acre estate in Brentwood owned by a billionaire financier who's shopping the property on the QT with a $30-ish million pricetag.
Meanwhile, Gaga, 25, let Perez Hilton sniff around her during her visit to Australia for his new ITV2 Superfan series, which kicks off tonight.
Europe's big fish are sure to sniff around the likes of Charles N'Zogbia, Hugo Rodallega and James McCarthy this summer.