a whiff of sth meaning

[American slang]
1. Lit. the smell or odor of something. (Typically: get ~; catch ~; have ~; take ~; give someone ~.)
  Did you get a whiff of the turkey roasting? Yummy.
  I caught a whiff of something rather unpleasant in the attic. I think there is a dead mouse up there.
2. Fig. a bit of knowledge of something. (Typically: get ~; catch ~; give someone ~.)
  The boss got a whiff of the problems in the accounting department.
  No one will get a whiff of your trouble with the police. I'll see to that.

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