Close-to-the-wind meaning

Used other than as an idiom: see close to,‎ the,‎ wind.
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Near a limit of feasibility or compliance with law or morality.
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Used other than as an idiom: see close to,‎ the,‎ wind.
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(nautical) In a direction almost opposite to that from which the wind is blowing.
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Near a limit of feasibility or compliance with law or morality.
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