Meaning of “way/direction the wind blows” in the English Dictionary

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"way/direction the wind blows" in British English

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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.

(Definition of “way/direction the wind blows” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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