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.
See also: something, wind

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]
See also: something, wind