Examples of trial balloon in a Sentence
She's been floating trial balloons about a possible run for Congress.
Recent Examples of trial balloon from the Web
Our fears that the crackdown on gay rights was merely a trial balloon aimed to see how far Putin could go without meaningful opposition from the West have proven to be true.
The same would hold true if the Pads, as has been floated via trial balloon, were to embrace red, white and blue.
Minor League Baseball announced aggressive pace-of-play rules changes for 2018 that may merely be pragmatic solutions to its unique roster situations - or a trial balloon for eventual change at the major league level.
If that was a trial balloon for anything more than an effort to discredit Mueller's eventual findings, the President got a swift answer as several senior GOP senators warned that trying to rid himself of the Mueller probe would be disastrous.
But then the White House publicly struck down the trial balloon.
Considered a sort of trial balloon to better understand the market, the app was introduced anonymously by Facebook through a separate company.
Both trial balloons, which were perceived as slightly desperate, were quickly shot down, and for good reason.
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.
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TRIAL BALLOON Defined for English Language Learners
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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