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Re: Catch wind of

Posted by Baceseras on September 28, 2007

In Reply to: Catch wind of posted by Brent Johnson on September 28, 2007

: What is the origin of the phrase "catch wind of"? It means "find out" and sounds doggy. Example sentence: When women catch wind of a sale they rush for it like rioters at a soccer match.

Well, what more do you want for an origin? It means to get knowledge of something by any means as a dog picks up a scent.