sound somebody out (on something)


sound somebody out (on something)
ˌsound sbˈout (about/on sth) | ˌsound sthˈout derived
to try to find out from sb what they think about sth, often in an indirect way

I wanted to sound him out about a job.

They decided to sound out her interest in the project.

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