We all stood up when he swept out and there was a general drift to the doors.
The specific action was too fast for him to follow, but he got the general drift.
Meteors don't just run in all directions, they have a general drift.
Although Harrington could not know what we were talking about he caught the general drift.
There was a stirring in the mist off to the left that went against the general drift and curl.
Ned caught only the general drift, something about the settlement.
Too many trees in front, but I could get the general drift of things even there.
That's been the general drift for quite a while.
For quite fifty years past the general drift has almost certainly been towards oligarchy.
All that remains for us to debate are the general drift of a guideline.