close to the wind


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close to the wind

Into the direction that the wind is coming from. A nautical phrase. We should be sailing close to the wind in conditions like this.
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

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
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Having been lucky enough to perform for Prince Charles and Prince William in recent years, I look forward to the opportunity of sailing a little too close to the wind in the presence of Prince Harry this time
Acciona says it will produce the concrete turbine towers - 12 of them are 120 meters high and 10 of them are 100 meters high - on a site close to the wind farm.
These children do not understand the recession, nor how it was brought about through, in the main, the wheeling and dealing of rich bankers, many of whom were sailing close to the wind and have been over-compensated to the tune of millions when found out and had to resign.
But Mr Huhne said: "The law suggests George Osborne and Andrew Feldman have been sailing close to the wind.
Lee wrote: "The attraction of a flash character [Brian Wright] who carried bundles of banknotes and evidently sailed close to the wind was too much for Bradley.
But this year the sector has had more than its fair share of rapped knuckles for sailing too close to the wind.
The guys will be sailing pretty close to the wind and there is no doubt it is likely to be the highlight of the evening.
The towers on which the turbines will be installed are made of concrete twelve of them are 120 meters high and ten 100 meters and produced by the company in Brazil on a site close to the wind farm.
Speaking about the big night, due to be filmed on Friday November 13, Whitehall said: "Having been lucky enough to perform for Prince Charles and Prince William in previous years I look forward to the opportunity of sailing a little too close to the wind in the presence of Prince Harry this time round.
I have been engrossed in Dennis Skinner's biography, Sailing Close To The Wind, on your website.
Skrtel has been sailing close to the wind for some time with his jersey-tugging antics, not helped by the plethora of replays that expose his approach to an almost cringe-inducing level.
Chapin Carpenter sails close to the wind of mawkish sentimentality but somehow manages to bring the ship home.
Okay he has sailed very close to the wind at times, especially with the golden ticket scheme and the money from that going to the taxman, but what club is financially secure?