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sounding board

noun [C]  /ˈsɑʊn·dɪŋ ˌbɔrd, ˈboʊrd/ us  
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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