kite-flying Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"kite-flying" in British English

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kite-flyingnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈkaɪtˌflaɪ.ɪŋ/
the ​act of ​trying to ​find out what people's ​opinion about something new will be by ​informallyspreadingnews of it: These ​rumours of a new ​politicalparty are ​obviously a kite-flying ​exercise.
(Definition of kite-flying from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"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 ​ideabears all the ​hallmarks of political kite-flying. He described the Treasury's ​hardshipfundproposal as a 'kite-flying ​exercise'.
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(Definition of kite-flying from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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