sail near the wind


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sail near the wind

1. Into the direction that the wind is coming from. A nautical phrase. We should be sailing near the wind in conditions like this.
2. In a risky or dangerous manner. If you keep sailing so near the wind, the police are going to arrest you eventually.
See also: near, sail, wind

near the wind

1. Nautical Close to the wind.
2. Close to danger.
See also: near, wind