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    Breezing through the Wind

    What's the meaning of breezing through the wind? Does it mean run fastly like the arrow or something like that?

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    Re: Breezing through the Wind

    Quote Originally Posted by njt2009 View Post
    What's the meaning of breezing through the wind? Does it mean run fastly like the arrow or something like that?

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    Never heard of it. 'Breezing through' something means doing it easily - nothing to do with air movement. You breeze through an exam.

    I suppose in a sailing race a clever yachtsman might make easy progress through a part of the course that has an adverse wind (where lesser yachtsmen 'make heavy weather' of it). It's all (as regular readers might have guessed ) a matter of context.

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    Re: Breezing through the Wind

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    Never heard of it. 'Breezing through' something means doing it easily - nothing to do with air movement. You breeze through an exam.

    I suppose in a sailing race a clever yachtsman might make easy progress through a part of the course that has an adverse wind (where lesser yachtsmen 'make heavy weather' of it). It's all (as regular readers might have guessed ) a matter of context.

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    This phrase appeared as the headline of an article about aerodynamic system in car racing. So what can we explain about it?

    Thank you again.

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    Re: Breezing through the Wind

    Quote Originally Posted by njt2009 View Post
    This phrase appeared as the headline of an article about aerodynamic system in car racing. So what can we explain about it?

    Thank you again.
    Aha. Much the same as in my example, but on a racing track rather than the ocean; the new design behaves with ease ('breezes through') wind - either cross-winds or just the wind resulting from the air's resistance. The use of "breeze" and "wind" in the headline is a play on the words.

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