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    • Join Date: May 2008
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    #1

    winds behind him

    Hi everybody I'd like to ask about the meaning of that phrase " John has the wind behind him"
    thnx


    • Join Date: Oct 2006
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    Re: winds behind him

    It comes from sailing - a boat that has the wind behind will be moving fast through the water. In your sentence it is saying that "he" is metaphorically moving forward fast.

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