I found this expression in an article by The Guardian (17-01-05). It is used by an interviewee after he explains that there are rumours about a vampire lurking in Birmigham. What does the phrase in object mean?
Here is a previous thread with a good explanation of "put the wind up", and possibly a little extra information as well.
I also ran across this phrase not long ago and was puzzled by it. I had a guess as to it's meaning, but when I read this thread I was surprised to find out how wrong my guess was. (I had thought "put the wind up" was possibly related to the emotion of anger. I now know it's ascribed to feelings of fear).