Meaning of “straw in the wind” in the English Dictionary

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"straw in the wind" in British English

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straw in the wind


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.

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