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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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Wishart, who is the chairman of the Scottish affairs committee, said after taking soundings from colleagues that he did not believe he had "sufficient support" to stand for the post.
United have no interest in Joe Hart, Benitez taking soundings from Italy after the player's name was mentioned in initial transfer summits.
INWARD investment into Wales would be threatened if it doesn't continue to have tariff-free access to the single market when the UK leaves the EU, said First Minister Carwyn Jones after taking soundings from US firms.
Former army officer Dan Jarvis MP was also taking soundings, while Owen Smith, who resigned as Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary, was under pressure to run and Ms Cooper signalled she was ready for a second leadership bid.
Purpose and Providence: Taking Soundings in Western Thought, Literature and Theology
After taking soundings from former Chelsea and Manchester United chief executive Peter Kenyon and Blues' boss Jose Mourinho, he decided to appoint Karanka.
After considering the views of people within the game and taking soundings from its constituent members, the Board tonight decided the next steps should include a comprehensive assessment of the market.
TaxAssist Accountants, which has its Huddersfield offices in Lockwood, has been taking soundings from its 43,000 UK small business customers and has held forums across the country with local MPs, local government representatives, banking, finance and business rescue specialists, to raise the big issues facing small business.
But this is a week when there is a lot to be gained from taking soundings from friends, or associates and also granting yourself some play time.
hissing or taking soundings with its tongue swiveling its head to follow
With the race moving to October 15 when there is more chance of it being wet officials are taking soundings over whether to make the switch to provide an equal split of races over both courses, knowing it would carry huge irony if sanctioned as the day's other highlight, the Qipco Champion Stakes, used to be run on Newmarket's straight course.
Yolande Harris has created three images from GPS satellite data of travels at sea and along coastline, taking soundings of position and movement, and you can listen to a soundtrack while you look at them.
However, after taking soundings the board, including president George Peat and chief executive Gordon Smith, gave it the green light on Thursday.
ambassador Kim Darroch are discreetly taking soundings.
You may find yourself taking soundings in your personal situation.