bend in the wind

bend in the wind

To be resilient and adaptable to harsh events or adversity in life, like the way a tree that can bend is better able to withstand heavy winds. I know you've had a lot of setbacks this year, but you have to bend in the wind and continue trying your best.
See also: bend, wind
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Matt said: "Sam told me I would have to fire exactly 17 meters to the left of the target for the bullet to bend in the wind and take him out.
Matt said, ``Sam told me I would have to fire exactly 17 metres to the left of the target for the bullet to bend in the wind and take him out.