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kite-flying

noun [U] uk   /ˈkaɪtˌflaɪ.ɪŋ/ us  
the act of trying to find out what people's opinion about something new will be by informally spreading news of it: These rumours of a new political party are obviously a kite-flying exercise.
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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