get a whiff

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Verb1.get a whiff - smell strongly and intensely
smell - inhale the odor of; perceive by the olfactory sense
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He has also consistently worked with assistants and even, in the case of Painting by Numbers 2, 2001, issued cute little kits allowing entry-level collectors to get a whiff of the enamel.
You occasionally get a whiff of institutionalism crossover when, for example, Richards prefaces a potentially controversial article with a this-and-on-the-other-hand-that editorial balancing introduction to a story about a new scheme near a sacred R.
When Brown and Williamson bigwigs get a whiff that chemist Wigand might leak news of increased nicotine levels in their product they move to muzzle him with a confidentiality agreement But 60 Minutes producer Bergman gets Wigand to tell all to Mike Wallace.