close to the wind


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close to the wind

Nautical
At a close angle into the direction from which the wind is blowing: sailing close to the wind.
See also: close, wind

close to the wind

Nautical
As close as possible to the direction from which the wind is blowing.
See also: close, wind
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Other brands which have sailed close to the wind this year include Beverage Brands' WKD, which came under fire for causing "serious and widespread offence".
Sailing close to the wind at times, his gags often flew out of left wing and nobody was safe as he confessed to cat-killing - and even managed to get away with a few digs about thieving Scousers.
The Glaciere project aims to keep disadvantaged children sailing close to the wind on the straight and narrow.
Blues have been sailing close to the wind with the strikers they've got and this could rebound on them.
Using the Angel to promote an ice cream business, which is what Chris Sadler is doing could be sailing very close to the wind, as for the INEX offering, as Mork of Mork & Mindy would saya.
Although Gae was sailing rather close to the wind when he first called the highlystrung makeup girl `piggy', he wasn't to know that Tania takes a bit of harmless ribbing about as well as water turns into wine.
In the 1993 report, an officer notes that Hamilton "has undoubtedly sailed very close to the wind for many years".
Websites publish links to suppliers of radar detector equipment and advice on defending oneself against allegations of speeding, while sail close to the wind with ``tips on speeding'' and how to avoid being caught.
The spunky Scotsman, one of that rare breed of broadcasters who flies close to the wind in live transmissions, welcomes Martin O'Neill into his lair.
But they have sailed very close to the wind this time - and the IRA should know how close they came to me judging that their ceasefire was no longer for real.
The use of concrete means that greater tower heights can be achieved; it facilitates the local supply and manufacture of the segments because they can be produced in places close to the wind farms and do not require highly-specialized labor; production and transport costs are reduced; concrete is less subject to price fluctuations than steel.
Karina Le Fevre from Middlesbrough also sailed close to the wind in her semi-final with Nottingham's Sarah Perks but recovered to win 12-10 in the fifth.
I CAN'T stand wind-up merchants, mainly because I'm so rubbish at doing it myself, and house big-head Federico is really sailing far too close to the wind with his tales and boasts at the moment.
I've had a few texts suggesting I'm sailing a bit close to the wind on this challenge but I think it's still `do- able'.
The order, which was booked in the 1st quarter of 2014, also comprises a premium service contract covering a period of fifteen years, under which Nordex will be establishing a service point close to the wind farm in Delfzijl.