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the winds of change

An event or series of events that signals or precipitates large and important changes. A meeting between delegates for the two warring countries is leading some to speculate that the winds of change may be blowing through the region. It seems the winds of change are about to sweep through the pharmaceutical industry, as new laws seek to dismantle their long-despised ability to raise prices for life-saving drugs at their own discretion.
See also: change, of, wind
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a wind/the winds of ˈchange

an event or a series of events that has started to happen and will cause important changes or results: There’s a wind of change in the attitude of voters.Winds of change were sweeping over the country.The British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan used this phrase in a speech he made in 1960.
See also: change, of, wind
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