bend before (something)

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bend before (something)

To be pushed by something, usually the wind. As soon as I hung the sheets on the clothesline, they bent before the wind.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

bend before something

to bend under the pressure of moving air. The trees bent before the wind. Our roses bent gracefully before the breeze.
See also: before, bend
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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