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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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The organisation continually takes soundings from its 480 member companies in the North East.
A Northern Ireland Office spokesman said: "The Secretary of State makes no secret of the fact she takes soundings from all walks of life.