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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You must do all you can to maintain the resulting field position and the advantage of having the wind at your back.
Although the effects of this procedure may not seem obvious at first, it will pay off when it comes time to punt or kick off with the wind at your back late in a quarter.
Suggestion: When time is running out at the end of a quarter and you have an extremely strong wind at your back, you can punt on third or even second down.
Sailing downwind, with the wind at your back - which America's Cup competitors will do for three of the race's six "legs" (see course diagram, p.