Raise the Wind
To obtain ready money by hook or crook. A sea phrase. What wind
is to a ship, money is to commerce.
Ive tried queer ways
The wind to raise,
But ne'er had such a blow.
Judy (My Lost Dog), Mar. 27, 1889.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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