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Whistle Down the Wind (To)

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To defame a person. The cognate phrase “blown upon” is more familiar. The idea is to whistle down the wind that the reputation of the person may be blown upon.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Whip
Whip-dog Day
Whip with Six Strings (The)
Whipping Boy
Whiskers
Whisky
Whisky-drinker
Whist
Whistle (noun)
Whistle (verb)
Whistle Down the Wind (To)
Whistle for the Wind
White
White Bird (The)
White Brethren or White-clad Brethren
White Caps
White Caps
White Caps (1891)
White-coat (A)
White Cockade
White Company (The)