Posted by ESC on May 31, 2006
In Reply to: Blow the man down posted by Ken on May 31, 2006
: I would like to know the meaning of "blow the man down"
: I understand that it was sung on Western sailing ships however what does it mean
I'm thinking it refers to the wind slowing a sailor around on a ship. See: https://www.phrases.org.uk/bulletin_board/12/messages/263.html