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 Ballambangjan (The Straits of).Balle. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Ballast.
 
A man of no ballast. Not steady; not to be depended on. Unsteady as a ship without ballast. A similar phrase is, “The man wants ballast.”   1
 


 Ballambangjan (The Straits of).Balle. 

 
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