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Straws in the wind

Posted by Peter persoff on May 07, 2003

In Reply to: Straws in the wind posted by Sophia on May 07, 2003

: To see which way the wind is blowing, you toss
a few straws up and see which way they blow.

Straws in the wind are indicators of current conditions.

Sounds like the writer you refer to didn't use the phrase