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"sounding board" in British English

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sounding boardnoun [C usually singular]

uk   us  
a ​person or ​group of ​people that you use to ​test something such as a new ​idea or ​suggestion to ​see if they will ​accept it or if they ​think it will ​work
(Definition of sounding board from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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sounding boardnoun [C]

 us   /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.
(Definition of sounding board from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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