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

"straw in the wind" in British English

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straw in the wind

UK something that ​suggests what might ​happen: She ​described the theatre's ​closure as "a straw in the ​wind" as ​companiesfaced 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)
Translations of “straw in the wind”
in Chinese (Simplified) (预示某事的)迹象,征兆,风向标…
in Chinese (Traditional) (預示某事的)跡象,徵兆,風向標…
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