Examples of trial balloon in a Sentence
She's been floating trial balloons about a possible run for Congress.
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Still, chatter about the Kasich-Hickenlooper trial balloon – born of common-ground efforts on policy and joint public appearances – amounts to more than just political gossip.
The Comey question almost seemed like it was planted for Trump to float a trial balloon, and both Bannon and Price were clearly holding on for dear life.
No one wants to hear a trial balloon with Christmas tunes that haven’t already stood the test of time.
But before 8:00 am ET this morning, Trump popped this trial balloon.
And with a single tweet on Monday, Trump popped the latest Republican trial balloon, which would have capped tax-free contributions to 401(k) retirement accounts so that the federal government could collect more revenue up front.
But the fact that these particular trial balloons popped loudly is also a good reminder not to make too much just yet of any of the changes that are under discussion, or the precise figures behind them.
Arpaio is no stranger to floating trial balloons for runs at higher office.
The Democrat's field for governor is so lacking in star power that the party has sent up trial balloons about Jerry Springer running.
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Definition of trial balloon for English Language Learners
: something that you do or say in order to find out what people think about an idea, plan, etc.
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