which way the wind is blowing

Definition of which way the wind is blowing

:what opinions are popular at a given time
  • Her political opinions depend on which way the wind is blowing.

Word by Word Definitions

way play
  1. : a thoroughfare for travel or transportation from place to place

  2. : an opening for passage

  3. : the course traveled from one place to another : route

  1. : of, connected with, or constituting an intermediate point on a route

  1. : by a long distance : to a considerable degree or extent : far

  2. : by far : much

  3. : very

wind play
  1. : a natural movement of air of any velocity

  2. : an artificially produced movement of air

  3. : solar wind, stellar wind

  1. : to detect or follow by scent

  2. : to expose to the air or wind : dry by exposing to air

  3. : to make short of breath

  1. : to cause (something, such as a horn) to sound by blowing : blow

  2. : to sound (a call or note) on a horn

  3. : to produce a sound on a horn

  1. : weave

  2. : entangle, involve

  3. : to introduce sinuously or stealthily : insinuate

  1. : a mechanism (such as a winch) for winding

  2. : an act of winding : the state of being wound

  3. : coil, turn

blow play blowing
  1. : to be in motion

  2. : to move with speed or force

  3. : to move or run quickly

  1. : an instance of air moving with speed or force : a blowing of wind especially when strong or violent

  2. : brag, boasting

  3. : an act or instance of blowing (see 1blow)

  1. : flower, bloom

  1. : blossoms

  2. : bloom:2

  1. : a forcible stroke delivered with a part of the body (such as the fist) or with an instrument

  2. : a hostile act or state : combat

  3. : a forcible or sudden act or effort : assault


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