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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.
near the wind
1. Nautical Close to the wind.
2. Close to danger.