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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 FA took soundings from a number of leading figures in the game before their three-man panel began interviewing candidates.
When we began the process, we took soundings from clients, consultants and colleagues in Birmingham and the Midlands region and Bournville Architects very quickly emerged as the ideal organisation.
In the search for answers, McGrath took soundings from the players and was warmed by the feedback.
But - describing herself as a "solid pragmatist" - she said: "I took soundings from business people and they set out how it is not good to have this debate at this time, that it would lead to instability in the money markets.
In the past, parties took soundings, gathered facts and figures, and made assessments before announcing new policies.
Russell Earnshaw, the Bees' director of rugby, was also at Doncaster when Martin was coaching there but he took soundings from Woodrow before confirming his appointment.
Decision time: PM took soundings from supporters in London yesterday
Durham MP Roberta Blackman-Woods took soundings from interested citizens outside the now barricaded-off Riverside Rink.
Vettori also took soundings from his former Test team-mate Roger Twose, a member of Warwickshire's treble-winning squad in 1994, before he committed himself.
He took soundings from them and, after useful debate, was able to come up with a plan that meets with the approval of the clubs.
From home and abroad, the chairman took soundings from trusted confidantes, so that the most successful era in the club's history under Smith could be maintained.
Lord Alderdice took soundings on the whole thing and respectfully decided a minute's silence wasn't the best thing to do.
Given the competitiveness of the tractor industry, Barry, 43, says that before agreeing to join the organisation he took soundings about McCormick's business and visited the assembly plant.
They also took soundings from local interest groups, such as gardeners, sports teams and DIY enthusiasts.
We took soundings from the league, the teams and the supporters and all gave a very positive feedback.