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    proxy

    can you please tell me what proxy means in this context?


    People don't necessarily tell you the thing that is really driving them, especially if it's some-thing they consider somewhat less than noble. For instance, if they are buying prestige, they maynot like you to ask them if they are buying this pool for prestige. You might ask them a proxy ques-tion, like, "Are you buying this pool to enhance the look of your house in the neighborhood?"

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    Re: proxy

    You might ask them a proxy ques-tion, like, "Are you buying this pool to enhance the look of your house in the neighborhood?"

    This speaker has used a computer term to describe a method of asking question. (proxy question)

    I believe he means "you might ask them a question that sounds like someone else really wants to know, like . . . ."

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