something in the wind

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something in the wind

A secret plan or undertaking, as in I think there's something in the wind for Mom and Dad's anniversary. This expression alludes to the carrying of a scent by the wind. [First half of 1500s]

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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