a straw will show which way the wind blows

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a straw will show which way the wind blows

proverb Something very small or minor can be indicative of something much more important. I know he didn't lie to you about something major, but he still lied. A straw will show which way the wind blows is all I'm saying. The incidents, minor unto themselves, suggest a much deeper, more dangerous issue in society. A straw will show which way the wind blows.
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