a straw in the wind

a straw in the wind
a straw in the wind a slight hint of future developments.
Main Entry: straw

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  • straw in the wind — noun see straw I, 3a * * * straw in the wind A sign of possible future developments • • • Main Entry: ↑straw * * * straw in the wind : a sign of what might come in the future A few straws in the wind–such as increased tourism and shopping–suggest …   Useful english dictionary

  • straw in the wind — {n. phr.} A small sign of what may happen. * /The doctor s worried face was a straw in the wind./ * /The quickly called meeting of the President and his cabinet was a straw in the wind./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • straw in the wind — {n. phr.} A small sign of what may happen. * /The doctor s worried face was a straw in the wind./ * /The quickly called meeting of the President and his cabinet was a straw in the wind./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • straw\ in\ the\ wind — n. phr. A small sign of what may happen. The doctor s worried face was a straw in the wind. The quickly called meeting of the President and his cabinet was a straw in the wind …   Словарь американских идиом

  • straw in the wind — a small sign of what may happen When the company began to try and cut back on expenses it was a straw in the wind as to what would happen in the future …   Idioms and examples

  • (a) straw in the wind — a straw in the wind phrase something that is not very important but is a sign of what might happen in the future Thesaurus: unimportant or unnecessary thing or detailsynonym Main entry: straw * * * a straw in the ˈwind idiom ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • straw in the wind — something that shows you what might happen in the future. There were straws in the wind that suggested a strike was likely. Usage notes: usually used in the plural, as in the example …   New idioms dictionary

  • (a) straw in the wind — something that shows you what might happen in the future. There were one or two straws in the wind yesterday that suggested an offensive was imminent. (usually plural) …   New idioms dictionary

  • straw in the wind — sign of future events, foreshadow of the future …   English contemporary dictionary

  • a straw in the wind — a slight hint of future developments. → straw …   English new terms dictionary

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