be whistling in the wind

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be whistling in the wind

To be talking about something that is unlikely to happen. Oh, he's just whistling in the wind—he'll never run for office.
See also: whistle, wind

be whistling in the wind

If someone is whistling in the wind, what they are saying is not realistic or will never happen. Until there is a dramatic improvement in employment prospects, these so-called experts on getting a job are just whistling in the wind. The government is whistling in the wind if it believes that it will achieve a lasting settlement.
See also: whistle, wind