Posted by Penny on January 29, 2002
In Reply to: Float it posted by ESC on January 29, 2002
: : : I had an idea for something and the person whom I told said to "Float it". What does this mean?
: : It means to propose the idea to others, to gather their reactions, so that you can decide whether to pursue it further. The metaphor is of the idea floating in front of people while the decision-making process goes on.
: Run it up the flagpole and see who salutes.
I thought it was a water analogy - float it, see if it sinks or not