I ran into this excerpt from the book Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson:
I can see, can't I? I've tried my fling, I have, and I've lost, and it's you has the wind of me.
Source: Google Books
I tried googling but was able to find only the meaning of 'to get wind of something' (The Free Dictionary) which I think doesn't fit here.
So I have two questions:
- What is the meaning of the phrase 'to have the wind of someone'?
- How 'wind' is pronounced in this phrase: [wɪnd] or [waɪnd]?