Definition of which way the wind is blowing in English:

which way the wind is blowing

phrase

  • How the current situation is likely to develop.

    ‘those politicians know which way the wind is blowing amongst their voters’
    • ‘All three parties try to gauge which way the wind is blowing.’
    • ‘Unions know which way the wind is blowing, and while they remain opposed to a break-up, they realise that structural change is on the way.’
    • ‘Such a swing of opinion reflects the people's tendency to change tack depending on which way the wind is blowing.’
    • ‘During this dark time for video games, only one company seems to have noticed which way the wind is blowing.’
    • ‘The wealthy elites who make up the governing class can see which way the wind is blowing.’