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float an idea

To suggest something in order to gauge interest in it or others' perception of it. Can you float the idea of closing the office early on Fridays in the summer, to see how management reacts?
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That the powers-that-be are even floating the idea of not holding elections in 2019 to facilitate the shift to a federal form of government is both despicable and unacceptable,' said University of the Philippines professor Danilo Arao, one of the organizers of Kontra Daya.
SUKKUR -- The 78th death anniversary of national poet Dr Allama Mohammad Iqbal will be observed here to acknowledge his services for floating the idea of a separate homeland for the Muslims of the Indian subcontinent.
The source said: "They're floating the idea of reuniting them in a new format.
They've been floating the idea of changing Tusayan to "The Town of Grand Canyon,'' "Grand Canyon South'' or something similar that reflects the community's ties to the Grand Canyon and gives it a better marketing tool.
Dubai Police are floating the idea of reviewing speed limits in the emirate in an effort to improve road safety.
I am now floating the idea if a community-run library as a possible option should all else fail and would be interested in any expressions of interest to become involved in this project.
Wynn has wanted Ramsay, who already owns three places on The Strip, to team up with him for years, but after Beckham retired from football, he started floating the idea of an eatery, which is endorsed by both of them.
When Mr Davies was Shadow Secretary of State of Wales in the mid-1990s, he believed that Mr Mandelson was floating the idea of replacing him by Kim Howells, the MP for Pontypridd.
Meanwhile, the Conservative Party, looking ahead to elections in 2009 or 2010 is floating the idea of cutting back on cameras and improving road safety in other ways.
Mattawa-Bonfield economic developer officer David Thompson is floating the idea of establishing a Consulate General to China and India, based in Northern Ontario, to provide a direct link to the world's two fastest growing economies.
Over the next few weeks, the committee tested the waters, floating the idea by local hotel and restaurant managers.
I do know that floating the idea should stimulate the kind of public discussion that your Comment represents.
They are floating the idea that the state give each qualified undergraduate student $4,000 annually to apply to tuition at any state public institution.
In their quest to revitalize the Los Angeles River, city leaders are floating the idea of installing inflatable dams in the river channel to create a recreational lake.
As exclusively revealed in the Daily Post early this month, senior Plaid politician Adam Price is floating the idea in Wales.