Meaning of “get wind of sth” in the English Dictionary

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"get wind of sth" in British English

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get wind of sth

to hear a piece of information that someone else was trying to keep secret:

I don't want my colleagues to get wind of the fact that I'm leaving.

(Definition of “get wind of sth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)