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    Question Help with an uncommon expression

    Bell Weather.........Has anyone ever heard this expression... i am typing a letter for my boss and he is using the expression as he compares something to another? Any comments?
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    Re: Help with an uncommon expression

    I believe he means bellwether. It refers to a trendsetter or a leader.


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    Re: Help with an uncommon expression

    Quote Originally Posted by virginia gay View Post
    Bell Weather.........Has anyone ever heard this expression... i am typing a letter for my boss and he is using the expression as he compares something to another? Any comments?
    Thanks!
    A bell weather is something that signifies what is likely to happen in the future. In politics, Ohio is known as the bell weather state in presidential elections; meaning that however Ohio votes so will the majority of all US voters.


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    Re: Help with an uncommon expression

    Quote Originally Posted by Ouisch View Post
    I believe he means bellwether. It refers to a trendsetter or a leader.
    MANY THANKS!!


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    Re: Help with an uncommon expression

    bellwether


    noun 1 the leading sheep of a flock, often with a bell on its neck. 2 a leader or indicator

    nb spelling

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