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trial balloon

noun

: something that you do or say in order to find out what people think about an idea, plan, etc.

Full Definition of TRIAL BALLOON

:  a project or scheme tentatively announced in order to test public opinion

Examples of TRIAL BALLOON

  1. She's been floating trial balloons about a possible run for Congress.

First Known Use of TRIAL BALLOON

1935

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