Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A vane to show the direction of the wind; a weather-cock. See cut under vane.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Ignatieff isn't a leader, he's a weather-vane, and business is blowing strongly on this one.

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  • But when he found there wasn't to be any, he changed about like a weather-vane.

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  • Next, Newforest commented on the "la girouette" and, like that, we all learned the fanciful French word for weather-vane!

    rigolo - French Word-A-Day

  • As for their ability to provide strategic direction, frankly with all the interest groups, politicial initiatives and performance stats they changing direction so fast that their only real use is either as a spinning top or, if you were to stick a pike up their arse, as political weather-vane. on November 7, 2009 at 8: 12 pm Sam Browne

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  • Next, Newforest commented on the"la girouette" and, like that, we all learned the fanciful French word for weather-vane!

    rigolo - French Word-A-Day

  • He is a weather-vane opportunist who has started to turn against Bush (with his mouth, that is) just in time to position himself better for next year's election.

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  • Then you climbed right up the scaffolding, straight to the very top; and you had a great wreath with you; and you hung that wreath right away up on the weather-vane.

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  • Romney, who is struggling to overcome a reputation as a weather-vane, looks taken aback.

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  • I see no principle in him whatever, except that he will be vicar of Lambeth, and I agree completely with Polly Toynbee's characterisation of his as a pathetic weather-vane windbag.

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  • But will Close measure up to her character's complex, weather-vane temperament?

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