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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.

“Blown,” meaning stale, tainted, is probably the same as the above; but blown upon cannot be.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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