Voici une expression idiomatique associée à la température :


get wind of something

In this expression, in fact, the wind brings a message. Very often, it is a rumor or a gossip.
Can you understand this definition?


get wind of something

and catch wind of something
Fig. to learn of something; to hear about something. The police got wind of the illegal drug deal. John caught wind of the gossip being spread about him.
See also: get, of, wind
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

get wind of something

to learn about something secret As soon as we got wind of the concert, I ordered tickets.
See also: get, of, wind
Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms Copyright © Cambridge University Press 2003. Reproduced with permission.

get wind of something

to hear a piece of information that someone else was trying to keep secret I don’t want my boss to get wind of the fact that I’m leaving so I’m not telling many people.
See also: get, of, wind
Cambridge Idioms Dictionary, 2nd ed. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 2006. Reproduced with permission.

get wind of

Learn of; hear a rumor about. For example, “If my old aunt gets wind of it, she’ll cut me off with a shilling” (William Makepeace Thackeray, in Paris Sketch Book, 1840). This expression alludes to an animal perceiving a scent carried by the wind. [First half of 1800s]
See also: get, of, wind
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.





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