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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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I have been a supporter of LFC since I was a child and some years back I floated an idea for raising funds for buying players.
Last year Ecclestone floated an idea for an all-woman F1 championship.
Hearts, Kilmarnock, Inverness and Dundee United are opposed to the prospect of a 10-team league and have floated an idea involving play-offs at the head of the table.
I just had floated an idea, if parliament agrees, we will impose such a tax, she said it would be a welcome policy and would help reduce problems faced to the country.
Future Tia Chucha event organizers have floated an idea and found the cafe owners calling them back, pressing them to make it happen.