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Suck wind? How does this mean "to fail"? Hmm.. It has came across as "to die" to me. @Jura : Yeah, Jura. Sorry - I heard of something like "If we don't finish it in a few minutes, we would suck wind." A corpse poped into my head once I had heard of this. I first thought it will mean "to die" because they were going to die if they don't finish it in time.
Mar 17, 2010 4:49 AM
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Hi Hailey. It would be easier if you gave us the full sentence, as many idioms have to be interpreted from the context. For example, if the text is "Suck wind on my revolver, sleazebag!", the "suck wind" simply means "to breathe", "to breathe hard" and the obvious result as you say would be death. 'Wind sucking' also refers to a vicious habit of a horse, consisting in the swallowing of air.
March 17, 2010
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