Now that fall is here, let’s learn a phrase related to the autumn season.
When you hear about something from someone else, you can say that you got wind of it.
Mary: Did you hear that Bill got fired?
John: Yeah, I just got wind of it five minutes ago.
In this example, John just heard that one of his colleagues was fired, so he says, “I just got with of it.”
Mary: John, don’t tell anybody I’m looking for a new job. I don’t want our boss to get wind that I’m looking for a new job.
John: Okay, I won’t say anything to anybody.
In this example, Mary doesn’t want her boss to hear that she’s looking for a job.