close to the wind


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close to the wind

Into the direction that the wind is coming from. A nautical phrase. We should be sailing close to the wind in conditions like this.
See also: close, wind

close to the wind

Nautical
As close as possible to the direction from which the wind is blowing.
See also: close, wind

close to the wind

Nautical
At a close angle into the direction from which the wind is blowing: sailing close to the wind.
See also: close, wind
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Lee wrote: "The attraction of a flash character [Brian Wright] who carried bundles of banknotes and evidently sailed close to the wind was too much for Bradley."
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