Get One’s Second Wind

Also: Get a second wind Meaning Of Idiom ‘Get One’s Second Wind’ 1. In regards to physical exercise, especially running, a second wind refers to a return to regular breathing and renewed endurance after being out of breath and exhausted. 2. Restored or increased energy and strength after feeling tired, weak, allowing one to continue … Read more

Throw Caution to the Wind(s)

Meaning of Idiom ‘Throw Caution to the Wind’ To throw caution to the wind is to act recklessly or rashly. 1Kirkpatrick, Elizabeth M. The Wordsworth Dictionary of Idioms. Ware: Wordsworth, 1995.,2Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013. Usage Today, the idiom is most commonly used with a singular ‘wind,’ but the original idiom was throw caution … Read more

Get Wind Of Something

Also: Catch wind of something Meaning of Idiom ‘Get Wind of (Something)’ To get wind of something means to learn about it or hear about it, usually through rumors or unofficial sources. 1Spears, Richard A. McGraw-Hill’s American Idioms Dictionary. Boston: McGraw Hill, 2008.,2Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,3Bengelsdorf, Peter. Idioms in the News – 1,000 Phrases, Real … Read more