how the wind blows

how the wind blows

What appears probable or likely; how a certain course or situation is likely to develop. The politician is waiting to see how the wind blows regarding public opinion on the issue before deciding how to take action. It looks like I might be considered for the job, but I'm waiting to see how the wind blows.
See also: blow, how, wind
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In the Opera House or in temporary exile, Tomasson's troupe on home ground is like the 49ers at Candlestick Park: No matter how the wind blows, the team can do no wrong.