in the wind

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in the wind

Likely to occur, as in "He knew Gattis had guessed what was in the wind and was pretty unhappy about it" (Clive Egleton, A Different Drummer, 1985). This metaphoric expression alludes to perceiving something being brought or blown by the wind. [Late 1500s] Also see get wind of; something in the wind.

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