which way the wind is blowing

idiom

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

Examples of which way the wind is blowing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Over the next few months, the industry may have a better sense of which way the wind is blowing. Katie Kilkenny, The Hollywood Reporter, 22 Feb. 2024 Silicon Valley is like any other powerful industry this way — its lobbyists, public-facing figures and attention-seeking executives try to guess which way the wind is blowing and place their bets accordingly. Brian Merchant, Los Angeles Times, 22 June 2023 Right now, studios and streamers, nominees and their publicists are waiting to see which way the wind is blowing before committing. Los Angeles Times, 16 Dec. 2022 Now, presidential job approval is one of those numbers that seems to be indicative of which way the wind is blowing. NBC News, 23 Oct. 2022 This is one way of knowing which way the wind is blowing (blowing on the American right, that is). Jay Nordlinger, National Review, 14 Sep. 2022 Leave it to Joe Manchin to know which way the wind is blowing. Spencer Jakab, WSJ, 6 Aug. 2021 Some, such as preëlection polling, focus on the near-present—the equivalent of hiring a meteorologist to determine which way the wind is blowing. Andrew Marantz, The New Yorker, 24 May 2021 And that capital is earned the same way, by knowing which way the wind is blowing and investing in the future today. Giovanni René Rodriguez, Forbes, 18 May 2021

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“Which way the wind is blowing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/which%20way%20the%20wind%20is%20blowing. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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