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 Blown HerringsBlowzelin’da. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Blown upon.
Made the subject of a scandal. His reputation has been blown upon, means has been the subject of talk wherein something derogatory was hinted at or even asserted. Blown upon by the breath of slander.   1
        “Blown,” meaning stale, tainted, is probably the same as the above; but blown upon cannot be.

 Blown HerringsBlowzelin’da. 


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