take the pulse of

take the pulse of
take (or feel) the pulse of
determine the heart rate of (someone) by feeling and timing the pulsation of an artery

a nurse came in and took his pulse

figurative ascertain the general mood or opinion of

he hopped around the country to visit stores and take the pulse of consumers

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