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put out feelers

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishput out feelersput out feelersFIND OUTto carefully try to discover what people think about something that you want to do They seem interested in a peace settlement and have begun putting out feelers. feeler
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put out feelersTheir intelligence agency, the Kempeitai, put out feelers to nationalists like Ngo Dinh Diem.
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