Twist-in-the-wind meaning

(idiomatic) To be unassisted and without comfort in a situation likely to result in distress or failure.
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(idiomatic) To wait for an uncomfortably long period of time.
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Origin of twist-in-the-wind

  • An allusion to being hanged by the neck and then left for dead in a suspended state.
    From Wiktionary