Definition of whistle something down the wind in English:

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whistle something down the wind

1Let something go; abandon something.
Example sentences
  • Don't let the little ones near it unless you can afford to whistle it down the wind.
1.1Turn a trained hawk loose by casting it off with the wind.
Example sentences
  • A falcon born and raised as a hunting bird can be whistled down the wind and return to the wild as if it had been there all its life.
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