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  1. trial balloon

    • IPA[ˈtrī(ə)l bəˈlo͞on]

    美式

    • n.
      a tentative measure taken or statement made to see how a new policy will be received
    • noun: trial balloon, plural noun: trial balloons

    • 釋義

    名詞

    • 1. a tentative measure taken or statement made to see how a new policy will be received different members of the cabinet are sending up one trial balloon after another
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    英式

    • n.
      a tentative measure taken or statement made to see how a new policy will be received: different members of the cabinet are sending up one trial balloon after another

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