in the wind


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in the wind

Likely to happen, often imminently. With the company doing so poorly these days, we're all afraid that layoffs are in the wind.
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in the wind

Fig. about to happen. There are some major changes in the wind. Expect these changes to happen soon. There is something in the wind. We'll find out what it is soon.
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in the wind

Likely to occur, as in "He knew Gattis had guessed what was in the wind and was pretty unhappy about it" (Clive Egleton, A Different Drummer, 1985). This metaphoric expression alludes to perceiving something being brought or blown by the wind. [Late 1500s] Also see get wind of; something in the wind.
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in the wind

If something is in the wind, it is likely to happen soon. By the mid-1980s, change was in the wind again. She probably knew that something was in the wind but chose not to enquire too closely about it.
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in the ˈwind

about to happen soon, although you do not know exactly when: I can see some changes in the wind.The soldiers sensed that something was in the wind.
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in the wind

Likely to occur; in the offing: Big changes are in the wind.
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