Run-something-up-the-flagpole meaning

(idiomatic) To propose an idea or make a suggestion in order to learn the reaction of others to it.

The idea might not be so bad; why don't you run it up the flagpole at the next board meeting?

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Origin of run-something-up-the-flagpole

  • Short form of run it up the flagpole, to see who salutes

    From Wiktionary