wind at (one's) back

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wind at (one's) back

A favorable position that encourages forward momentum (as with a ship that has the wind at its back). She really struggled in her studies last year, but she's had the wind at her back ever since changing her major.
See also: back, wind
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Dan Schnur, a top Republican consultant, says, ``With the political wind at their back, it is awfully tough to see a scenario in which they'll raise taxes.
But Buckie, now with the wind at their back, struck twice in three minutes on the hour to make sure of the points.
With the wind at their backs, they regained the lead in the second half but Alder again fought back bravely to equalise.
With the wind at their backs, the visitors were 10-6 up at the break, thanks to a try from Chris Henry.
SYNTHONIA: Callum Bromley, Marlon Floyd, Leon Langham-Glen, Joshua Daniels, Callum Gaynor, Blake Hurst, Matthew Hickman, Joseph Moon, Elliott Jackson, Toby I'Anson-Smith, Alfie Instone, Charlie Ellison, Flynn Hoggarth, Reece Morrison, Aaron Frost, Charlie Forrester TJFA Under-13s Division Two South Park Rangers 3 Billingham Synthonia 4 RANGERS looked to have the early advantage with the wind at their backs, but Synners took the lead through Blake Hurst.
YM started the game with the wind at their bacKs, and it proved a big advantage.
Grosvenor took a two-goal lead in the opening half and they were on top with the wind at their backs.
With the wind at their backs in the second half, Vale put Cardiff under pressure only for the visitors to grab another try.
I thought York maybe shaded the first half and had one or two openings with the wind at their backs, and we dominated the second half.
Caldy emphasized their authority in the opening period when they built up a 25-7 advantage with the wind at their backs.
With the wind at their backs, Edinburgh dominated the opening half hour.
Ulster seemed set for a landslide win when Jonny Bell crossed for a try to put them seven points up two minutes after the restart and a galeforce wind at their backs.
Both sides scored their goals with the wind at their backs as the Kestrels led by two goals at the break through Claire Bridgett and then Stephanie Houghton.
The hosts found the elements too great a handicap in the opening 45 minutes but, with the wind at their backs, the contrast in their performance was stark.
With the wind at their backs in the first period, the visitors started brightly and took a fifth-minute lead with a penalty from Cobra fly-half Gareth Smith.