ballons dessai

ballon d'essai

[ba-lawn de-se]
noun, plural ballons d'essai [ba-lawn de-se] . French.
trial balloon ( def 1 ).
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ballon d'essai (bæˈlõ dɛˈseɪ)
 
n , pl ballons d'essai
Compare trial balloon a project or policy put forward experimentally to gauge reactions to it
 
[C19: from French, literally: trial balloon]

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