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Difference between Get one’s wind and Get wind

get one’s wind—recover power or ability to breathe without difficulty:

  • You had better get your wind now, and change your clothes.

Cf.: lose one’s wind—become out of breath when running or exerting oneself:

  • He avoided stairs and lost his breath tying his shoelaces.

get wind —(of news, rumors, etc.) become widely known; spread:

  • The story got wind and was over the camp in a few hours.