Whistle Down the Wind
Posted by SuzanneR on August 02, 1998 at 13:08:50:
In response to Whistling (something) down the wind, written by SuzanneR on August 02, 1998 at 12:56:44
After I wrote my response, I did what I should've done initially: looked it up in Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. Here's what it says:
To whistle down the wind: to abandon; to talk or argue purposelessly. From the releasing of a HAWK down wind.
Interesting, isn't it? The second definition puzzles me. I didn't know the phrase could have that meaning.
- Bowdler rides again Linden 23:05:13 8/03/98 (2)
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