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English definition of “sounding board”

sounding board

noun [C]    /ˈsɑʊn·dɪŋ ˌbɔrd, ˈboʊrd/
someone you use to test a new idea or suggestion to see if it is liked : President Johnson said he used his wife as a sounding board for many of his ideas .
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