Meaning of “kite-flying” in the English Dictionary


"kite-flying" in Business English

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kite-flyingnoun [ U ]

uk us

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'.

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(Definition of “kite-flying” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)