which way the wind is blowing

which way the wind is blowing

how something will probably develop It wasn't hard to tell which way the wind was blowing when the judge spoke to the jury. Peter quickly saw which way the wind was blowing and tried to comfort the worried parents.
See also: blow, way, wind
References in classic literature ?
Let us go upstairs and see which way the wind is blowing.
Now then, let us see which way the wind is blowing.
If you don't know which way the wind is blowing," says MacDonald, "you're not going to make a very good weather forecast.