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Re: Well, blow me down

Posted by Henry on April 23, 2003

In Reply to: Well, blow me down posted by Bev Graham on April 22, 2003

: I'm curious to know the origin of the phrase "Well, blow me down" or just "Blow me down."

It means knock me down. It's common in sea shanties and I think it means a physical blow rather than a gust of wind.