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"Take the wind out of someone's sails" means
"to cause someone to lose confidence or energy". How come it's "sails" and not "sail" in this case? Thank you!

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The form with the singular is a variant. The reason why the plural is more common is simple. Most boats have more than one sail.

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  • Thank you for your explanations!
    – Maurice
    Sep 20, 2022 at 19:15

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