Definition of whistle something down the wind in English:

whistle something down the wind

phrase

  • 1Let something go; abandon something.

    • ‘Don't let the little ones near it unless you can afford to whistle it down the wind.’
  • 2archaic Turn a trained hawk loose by casting it off with the wind.

    • ‘A falcon born and raised as a hunting bird can be whistled down the wind and return to the wild as if it had been there all its life.’