A person or group with whom one discusses an idea, plan, or suggestion in order to evaluate its strengths, acceptability, feasibility, practicality, etc.
My friend John and I really know each other’s skills and interests, so whenever one of us has an idea for a new project, we use the other as a sounding board.
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The idiom ‘sounding board’ means “to deal with a difficult situation without being harmed or damaged”
Example usage of idiom ‘sounding board’: Newspapers have weathered the storm of online information by providing news online themselves.