Expressions and idioms using the word ‘wind’.
1. to get wind of – to hear a rumour, to suspect. Months before the company announced that they would be closing, he got wind of it.
2. like the wind – fast, swiftly. He was a champion sprinter.? He could run like the wind.
3.how (or which way) the wind blows – things likely to happen, the state of opinion. Before he makes any decision, he always checks to see which way the wind is blowing.
4the winds of change – force or influence for reform. The winds of change are blowing in China’s direction. They will be the next economic superpower.
5 to take the wind out of someone’s sails – frustrate someone by anticipating their action or remarks. The CEO was going to announce record sales. However, the newspapers published the news first and took the wind out of his sails.