to the wind
or to the winds phrasal aside, away <
threw caution to the wind
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Close to the wind — Close Close (kl[=o]s), a. [Compar. {Closer} (kl[=o] s[ e]r); superl. {Closest}.] [Of. & F. clos, p. p. of clore. See {Close}, v. t.] 1. Shut fast; closed; tight; as, a close box. [1913 Webster] From a close bower this dainty music flowed. Dryden …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sail close to the wind — {v. phr.} To be on the borderline between legality and illegality. * /The wealthy tycoon sailed close to the wind during Prohibition./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • sail close to the wind — {v. phr.} To be on the borderline between legality and illegality. * /The wealthy tycoon sailed close to the wind during Prohibition./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • close to the wind — phrasal as nearly as possible against the main force of the wind …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • three sheets to the wind — phrasal see three sheets in the wind …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • To get wind — Wind Wind (w[i^]nd, in poetry and singing often w[imac]nd; 277), n. [AS. wind; akin to OS., OFries., D., & G. wind, OHG. wint, Dan. & Sw. vind, Icel. vindr, Goth winds, W. gwynt, L. ventus, Skr. v[=a]ta (cf. Gr. ah ths a blast, gale, ah^nai to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To take wind — Wind Wind (w[i^]nd, in poetry and singing often w[imac]nd; 277), n. [AS. wind; akin to OS., OFries., D., & G. wind, OHG. wint, Dan. & Sw. vind, Icel. vindr, Goth winds, W. gwynt, L. ventus, Skr. v[=a]ta (cf. Gr. ah ths a blast, gale, ah^nai to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To break wind — Break Break (br[=a]k), v. t. [imp. {broke} (br[=o]k), (Obs. {Brake}); p. p. {Broken} (br[=o] k n), (Obs. {Broke}); p. pr. & vb. n. {Breaking}.] [OE. breken, AS. brecan; akin to OS. brekan, D. breken, OHG. brehhan, G. brechen, Icel. braka to creak …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • The Wind That Shakes the Barley — may refer to:* The Wind That Shakes the Barley (song), a 19th century Irish song written by Robert Dwyer Joyce * The Wind That Shakes the Barley (film), a 2006 Irish film directed by Ken Loach that takes its name from the song …   Wikipedia

  • The Wind in the Willows — For other uses, see The Wind in the Willows (disambiguation). The Wind in the Willows   …   Wikipedia

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