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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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.