put out feelers

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make some preliminary investigations or test the waters

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In recent weeks, Carroll grew frustrated over blossoming stories throughout the NFL that his agent and friends put out feelers to NFL teams.
West Fort William Credit Union did not have a commercial account manager, so effective immediately the company put out feelers for a qualified person.
He is said to have asked his New Zealand and European representatives to put out feelers just before Christmas when the NZRFU were not prepared to boost his salary into the 400,000-500,000 dollar (pounds 130,000-pounds 165,000) range.
Mjallby's agent put out feelers that the player was unhappy at not getting first team football and received positive feedback.
Looking for a more international cross-section, ICSU has put out feelers in Latin America, Africa, the Far East, and elsewhere.