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whistle (one) down the wind

1. To leave or abandon one. Once I found out that she had lied, I had to whistle her down the wind.
2. To slander one. After the way he treated me, I made sure to whistle him down the wind. Now the whole town hates him!
See also: down, whistle, wind
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Schoolchildren living near the theatres where Whistle Down the Wind is being staged take part in the production.
The story of Whistle Down The Wind was written by Mary Hayley Bell, whose daughter Hayley Mills appeared in the film version with Alan Bates.
Transported from the 1960s Lancashire moors of Mary Hayley Bell's original novel to the evangelistic deep south, he admits that Whistle Down The Wind has undergone a revamp of late.
He is the resident director of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical Whistle Down The Wind in the West End, and has also worked with English National Opera.
Their No 1 hit No Matter What, from Lord Lloyd Webber's musical Whistle Down The Wind won by a mile.
Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical, Whistle Down the Wind, will run at the theatre from December 17 to January 19.
No, he doesn't mistake him for Jesus - this is Emmerdale not Whistle Down The Wind. It's Andy's crooked dad Billy, who's on the run and who tries to persuade his son to help him get money.
Classic show tunes being rehearsed include Whistle Down the Wind, Cabaret, Fiddler on the Roof, and, of course, Crest of the Wave.
They cut the price of No Matter What - from Webber's hit musical Whistle Down The Wind - to 1p below the minimum price necessary for the single to be registered in the charts, he claims.
Choose from a West End price-buster choice which costs pounds 79.50 per person and includes a matinee seat for either Buddy or Blood Brothers or take advantage of the West End Classic Show Choice which costs pounds 99.50 per person and includes a ticket for the evening performance of your choice of the following: Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera, Chicago, Spend, Spend, Spend, Whistle Down the Wind. The King and I, Mamma Mia!, Cats and The Witches of Eastwick.
More than 170,000 copies of their single from the new West End musical Whistle Down the Wind have been sold in the first three days of release.
August 30, Eccles Hall, Earsdon: Whistle Down the Wind (1961).
Fans will know Nick shot to stardom as part of the 80s group Haircut 100, notching up hits including Love Plus One, Fantastic Day and Favourite Shirts (Boy Meets Girl) before a solo career saw him score hits with Whistle Down The Wind and Blue Hat for a Blue Day.
The event, from 7.30pm at Milnsbridge Liberal Club, is an opportunity for those who might want to audition for a part in the society's next show to learn more about the planned October 2018 production, Whistle Down the Wind.