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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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We are privileged to have General David Petraeus and Dan Senor join us as we mark five years on this incredible journey," said Ami Daniel, the co-Founder and CEO of Windward.
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