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wind up in

To arrive someplace or in some situation, with the sense that getting there was not planned. My brother is a very spontaneous traveler and just spends his time in whatever country he winds up in! We had some time to kill before the concert, so we walked around and wound up in a coffee shop.
See also: up, wind
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Every couple of years we moved, so I know what it's like, traveling with a family with little or no money - winding up in an airport trying to buy food for your kids.