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    Smile bounce some ideas off you

    Thanks for letting me bounce some ideas off you.

    What does this mean?


    Comics and Editorial Cartoons: Frank and Ernest on Yahoo! News

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    Re: bounce some ideas off you

    If you have a friend or colleague with whom you want to brainstorm, or discuss some of your plans before you act upon them, you might say "Hey, Fred, can I bounce an idea off you?" It means you want to get that person's opinion.

    Of course, if the person works in a rubber ball factory, that gives new and literal meaning to "bouncing" ideas off someone.

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    Re: bounce some ideas off you

    Quote Originally Posted by angliholic View Post
    Thanks for letting me bounce some ideas off you.

    What does this mean?


    Comics and Editorial Cartoons: Frank and Ernest on Yahoo! News
    If you 'let someone bounce ideas off you' you make your self available to listen to ideas in a spirit of openness [and possibly give creative criticism so as to encourage further creative ideas]. The company's name in the cartoon suggests a less figurative meaning of 'bounce'.

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