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twist in the wind

To wait for an uncomfortably long period of time.

Etymology:

  • An allusion to being hanged by the neck and then left for dead in a suspended state.
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Submitted on September 01, 2009

Additional definitions for 'twist in the wind':

twist in the windTo be unassisted and without comfort in a situation likely to result in distress or failure.
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