bounce around


bounce around
ˌbounce a ˈround [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they bounce around he/she/it bounces around present participle bouncing around past tense bounced around past participle bounced around] phrasal verb
to discuss something in order to make a decision

They like to get together and bounce ideas around.

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bounce around [phrasal verb]
bounce (something) around or bounce around (something) informal : to talk about (something, such as an idea) in an informal way in order to get different opinions about it

We were bouncing some ideas around for the design of the book's cover.

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