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English definition of “straw in the wind”

straw in the wind

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something that suggests what might happen: She described the theatre's closure as "a straw in the wind" as companies faced up to the realities of life after the lottery.Predicting things and intuition
(Definition of straw in the wind from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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