Which Way the Wind Blows

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The direction of events happening, the possible situation of the matter in hand

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  • Wind has been used to symbolize how the matters will unfold for over 700 years. It is the characteristic of wind that it blows things in its direction like flags or sails on a boat. The direction of the wind can determine the aim of the people’s life and can influence the decisions of the lives of people. The idiom “the way the wind is blowing” is used to refer to the way certain events are happening. The idiom can be explained by an example, let us imagine that you are campaigning for a public office. As a candidate you must make your position according to the wishes of people (direction of wind) to be successful in the elections.
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We should first see which way the wind blows before arriving to any decision.

Submitted on February 25, 2019

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