there's something in the wind

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
The Dictionary of Clichés by Christine Ammer Copyright © 2013 by Christine Ammer
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