bounce around

phrasal verb

bounced around; bouncing around; bounces around
: to talk about (something, such as an idea) in an informal way in order to get different opinions about it
We were bouncing some ideas around for the design of the book's cover.
They bounced around some plot ideas for a new play.

Examples of bounce around in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The bouncing around in time hinders Holland’s ability to build a coherent portrait of Newton, as does the show’s nervous hesitation to delve into the real darkness in Newton’s biography. Daniel Fienberg, The Hollywood Reporter, 16 May 2024 Meanwhile, Fisher has bounced around the minor leagues. Steve Henson, Los Angeles Times, 15 May 2024 As Welker bounced around across the country, Hughes flew to meet her, sometimes just to spend a few hours together. Rebecca Aizin, Peoplemag, 14 May 2024 Plus, don’t miss bouncing around in a 25,000-square-foot bounce park for a limited time. Brendel Hightower, Detroit Free Press, 9 May 2024 Kentish agrees that more succinct albums are a way of combatting the behavior of some music listeners to bounce around streaming services, from one artist or album to another. David Browne, Rolling Stone, 8 May 2024 As the gala ends, guests rush to the after-parties, many of whom bounce around New York City all night long. Luis Giraldo, CBS News, 6 May 2024 Since then, the case has bounced around the Arizona courts. Sasha Hupka, The Arizona Republic, 23 Apr. 2024 Though Lake’s name has been bounced around as a potential running mate for Trump, the former president’s campaign has yet to make a vice president announcement. Sudiksha Kochi, USA TODAY, 17 Apr. 2024

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“Bounce around.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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