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raise the wind

obsolete To raise the money to fund some project or activity. Primarily heard in UK. He's been seeking investors to raise the wind for his proposed textile business.
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raise the wind

obtain money for a purpose. British
When it first entered the language in medieval times, this phrase referred to the belief that spirits or witches were able to cause the winds to blow in order to help or hinder ships; the figurative use dates from the late 18th century.
See also: raise, wind