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to windward of (something)

obsolete To or into a more advantageous position in respect of something or some situation. An allusion to sailing (in which it is still used literally), in which it is most advantageous to be on or toward the side from which the wind is blowing. The company's many lawyers have ensured that it remains to windward of the new tax laws.
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to windward

Toward an advantageous position, as in We were hoping to get to windward of the situation. This expression transfers the nautical meaning of the phrase, "move in the direction from which the wind blows," to other kinds of undertaking. Its figurative use dates from the late 1700s.
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to windward of

in an advantageous position in relation to. dated
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to windward

Into or to an advantageous posture or position.
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SAN FRANCISCO -- The Charles Schwab Corporation today announced the completion of its acquisition of Windward Investment Management, Inc.
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Having fought the removal of their quota and lost, banana growers in the Windward Isles have tried to be proactive.
The founder, president and chief investment officer of Windward, Stephen J.
It rests on the shoulders of the UK and EU public to choose Windward bananas," said Dr Stange.
Windward will be paid a monthly retainer of US$5,000, plus approved expenses.
As part of the agreement, Windward will start offering its products through Schwab's platform.
He added: "Introducing the Fairtrade label on all our Windward Islands loose bananas means that we can make a meaningful difference to growers and their communities.
Paraclete clinched its second consecutive league title Tuesday with a win over Windward.
Windward will receive a monthly retainer of US$4,000, plus approved expenses.
Sainsbury has traditional links with the Windward Islands, a part of the Caribbean that is home to thousands of the world's banana producers.
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Sunday at Windward Plaza between Market and Windward streets at Venice Beach.