put out feelers

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make some preliminary investigations or test the waters

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Texas Governor Rick Perry has put out feelers on the possibility of participating in the August 11 Fox News Debate in Ames.
The 22-year-old, from Bolton, has put out feelers for a posh flat to set up the Liverpool branch of her agency 'Erotica Companions'.
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.