bounce (ideas) off (someone)


1. discuss something informally with someone in order to get their opinion






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bounce ideas off someone at a meeting

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To 'bounce ideas off' someone means to meet with someone or to discuss an idea or problem with someone else or a larger group in order to obtain their opinion or get their contribution. You will often hear this idiom used in a creative or professional setting to talk about.

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  1. I bounced the idea of taking a year out to travel with my family first before I made any concrete decision. They all thought that I should go for it!
  2. I bounced some ideas off my friends about how to decorate the bedroom and they had a lot of great ideas.

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  1. I'm meeting Kate for lunch so I can bounce some ideas off her before I make my sales pitch at the meeting later. She always has some useful suggestions to offer.
  2. When we were stuck on how to approach the project, we organized a brainstorming session. Bouncing ideas off each other really helped to get the ball rolling!

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