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English definition of “way/direction the wind blows”

way/direction the wind blows

If a person tries to discover which way the wind blows /is blowing , they try to discover information about a situation , especially other people's opinions , before they take action : I think I'll see which way the wind is blowing before I vote at the board meeting .Expressions used to describe situations Grammar:WayWay is a noun and adverb.Grammar:Way as a nounAs a noun the most common meanings of way are ‘method or style’, ‘route, direction, road’ and ‘distance’:Grammar:Way as an adverbWe can use way informally as a degree adverb to mean ‘a lot’:Grammar:In the way, on the wayWe use in the way for things that are obstructing a path or stopping us from getting somewhere:
(Definition of way/direction the wind blows from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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