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sounding board

A person or group with whom one discusses an idea, plan, or suggestion in order to evaluate its strengths, acceptability, feasibility, practicality, etc. My friend John and I really know each other's skills and interests, so whenever one of us has an idea for a new project, we use the other as a sounding board.
See also: board, sounding
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" I now call on David Stocks and his group to commit to this year's Budget Sounding Board and to put playground politics behind them.
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* Market participants and regulators should support efforts, such as The Bond Market Association's effort to enhance the value of its Emergency Subcommittee, that would provide a source of real-time information on the functioning of the government securities clearance and settlement system and offer a potential sounding board for actions being contemplated by market participants, the Federal Reserve, the SEC, the U.S.
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Sounding Board. For those who hanker to influence JFP's direction, I am assembling a group of readers who are willing to act as a sounding board for potential articles, new features, and editorial direction.
As befits an academic who writes regularly for the global culture magazine PopMatters, films, music videos, television sitcoms, and the published observations of "New Black Aestheticians" like Greg Tate, bell hooks, Kevin Powell, Tricia Rose, and Michael Eric Dyson serve as his preferred dat abase and sounding board. If not completely novel, this approach is well-suited to teasing out fresh insights on generational distinctiveness, on contemporary conceptualizations of racial authenticity, and on evolving cultural trends.
The LMDC holds sway over the site, but Amanda Burden--chair of the Department of City Planning--is the LMDC's sounding board. Burden's influence over the redevelopment is unclear at this point.
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