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kite-flying

noun [U]
 
 
the act of making a suggestion in order to find out how others react to it: The idea bears all the hallmarks of political kite-flying. He described the Treasury's hardship fund proposal as a 'kite-flying exercise'.
→  See also fly
Translations of “kite-flying”
in Chinese (Traditional) (透過透露風聲等方式的)試探輿論反應…
in Chinese (Simplified) (通过透露风声等方式的)试探舆论反应…
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