A new word or phrase from the Hans Wehr dictionary, every Wednesday.
ذهب أدراج الرياح (adrāja r-riyāḥ) to go the ways of the winds, i.e., to pass unnoticed, without leaving a trace; to end in smoke, come to nothing, be futile, be in vain
Example: “فَذَهَبَت أَحلامُهُ كُلُّها أَدراجَ الرِّياح”
Translation: “and all of his dreams went up in smoke”
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