the way the wind blows


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the way the wind blows

What appears probable or likely; how a certain course or situation is likely to develop. The politician is waiting to see the way the wind blows regarding public opinion on the issue before deciding how to take action. Our next strategy with this project depends on the way the wind blows in the focus test.
See also: blow, way, wind
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Evolution cannot tamper with gravity; nor can it alter the Earth's mineral distribution, the way the wind blows or the surface-to-volume ratio of a given size and shape.