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 Whistle (verb).Whistle for the Wind. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Whistle Down the Wind (To).
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.   1

 Whistle (verb).Whistle for the Wind. 

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