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Sound Out

Posted by Teach on January 13, 2000

In Reply to: Sound Out posted by annie on January 13, 2000

: I have come across a strange expression (well, I've never heard of it!). Can anyone tell me what does "sound out" mean as in "government will take the necessary steps to sound out industry"? I will appreciate any help.

To 'sound out' is generally understood to mean to seek the opinion of a person/persons/organization.