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take soundings

To ask questions in order to learn people's opinions about a certain topic. I'm taking soundings to find out what people want to read about in the student newspaper.
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They've taken soundings in communities, colleges and elsewhere, over 1,000 conversations, about the issues facing ordinary people Several hundred people and community groups gathered at Newcastle Civic Centre in September to select the key issues.
Allardyce has insisted he is ready to buy into that plan, while they have taken soundings on Klinsmann and had mixed reviews.
ese boards will have taken soundings from the millions of individual members who are represented via area committees.
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has taken soundings from players on his next appointment and Moyes features highly on the list of candidates, with Malaga's Manuel Pellegrini and Borussia Dortmund's Jurgen Klopp.
Maloney is one of the big names Wraith has taken soundings from as the fanzine editor and Newcastle United fan mouthpiece looks to branch into professional boxing.
Martinez's advisors met with the claret and blues late last week to talk about the vacancy following McLeish's sacking on May 14 and, contrary to previous reports, Villa have also taken soundings about Norwich boss Lambert.
We have taken soundings as to where the best place to stand him is - either in the UK or France [where Namid currently stands], although the best thing may be to try to get him back to his winning ways of last season," Redvers explained at the time.
If QPR chairman Flavio Briatore had taken soundings they would have discovered that Dowie likes to be the man in charge and a clash of egos was inevitable.
He revealed he had taken soundings from Welsh rugby's growing Kiwi contingent before taking up the opportunity with the Stradey Park outfit.
I have taken soundings within the party and the Assembly group, and feel this is a sensible way forward," he said.
But she and Prime Minister Gordon Brown have taken soundings from senior figures within Labour since then.
We have taken soundings with the police and, whilst they do have general concerns, they agree there is little that can be done.
Mandaric has taken soundings on Blackwell, who wants to operate again in the Premier League after helping his club survive financial meltdown when they were relegated two seasons ago.
A statement from Raphoe on Monday said it had taken soundings from certain shareholders of Rentokil about making an offer
We have taken soundings from across the industry to draw up this year's shortlist, which you can find on page 18.