something in the wind

something in the wind

Something rumored, anticipated, or intuited to happen or take place. There has been something in the wind among a lot of people lately that a major shakeup is about to take place among the company's leadership.
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there's something in the wind

Some action or event is rumored, anticipated, or intuited to be imminent, the outcome or nature of which is not certain or fully anticipated. There seems to be something in the wind among a lot of people lately that a major shakeup is about to take place among the company's leadership. There's something in the wind at the US Capitol, with many analysts predicting a breakthrough piece of legislation at any moment.
See also: something, wind
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something in the wind

A secret plan or undertaking, as in I think there's something in the wind for Mom and Dad's anniversary. This expression alludes to the carrying of a scent by the wind. [First half of 1500s]
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

there's something in the wind

Something unknown or unexpected is about to happen. This expression dates from the early sixteenth century. R. Edwards used it in Damon and Pithias (ca. 1566), “There is sumwhat in the winde,” as did John Dryden in The Spanish Friar (1681), “There’s something in the wind, I’m sure.”
See also: something, wind
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