bounce something off of someone
bounce off (of) (someone or something)
1. Of a thing, to deflect or reflect off of a surface. I caught the rubber ball when it bounced off the wall. The light bouncing off of that mirror is blinding me—can we close the curtains?
2. Of a person, to tell something to someone in order to solicit feedback about it. In this usage, a noun is used between "bounce" and "off." I bounced the idea of becoming an actress off of my friends before discussing it with my parents. Hey, can I bounce something off of you guys?
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
bounce something off (of) someone
tv. to try out an idea on someone; to get someone’s opinion of an idea. Let me bounce this off of you.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.