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English definition of “way/direction the wind blows”

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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.
Translations of “way/direction the wind blows”
in Chinese (Traditional) 看看風向,瞭解情況,探查形勢…
in Chinese (Simplified) 看看风向,了解情况…
(Definition of way/direction the wind blows from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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