sling/throw mud

sling/throw mud
sling/throw mud
chiefly US : to publicly say false or bad things about someone (such as a political opponent) in order to harm that person's reputation

The candidates started slinging mud (at each other) early in the campaign.

— see also mudslinging
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Main Entry:mud

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  • throw mud at (someone) — sling/throw mud at (someone) if someone slings mud at another person, they try to make other people have a low opinion of them by saying unpleasant things about them. Companies should think carefully before slinging mud at someone who may respond …   New idioms dictionary

  • sling mud at (someone) — sling/throw mud at (someone) if someone slings mud at another person, they try to make other people have a low opinion of them by saying unpleasant things about them. Companies should think carefully before slinging mud at someone who may respond …   New idioms dictionary

  • mud-slinging — sling/throw mud at (someone) if someone slings mud at another person, they try to make other people have a low opinion of them by saying unpleasant things about them. I left Hollywood because I was fed up with all the mud slinging that goes on… …   New idioms dictionary

  • mud — n. wet earth 1) to spatter mud 2) mud oozes, squishes 3) mud cakes 4) a layer of mud 5) (misc.) to spatter smb. with mud malicious charges 6) to sling, throw mud at smb. * * * [mʌd] squishes throw mud at smb. (misc.) to spatter smb. with mud [… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • mud — n. 1 wet soft earthy matter. 2 hard ground from the drying of an area of this. 3 what is worthless or polluting. Phrases and idioms: as clear as mud colloq. not at all clear. fling (or sling or throw) mud speak disparagingly or slanderously. here …   Useful english dictionary

  • sling — I. transitive verb (slung; slinging) Etymology: Middle English, probably from Old Norse slyngva to hurl; akin to Old English & Old High German slingan to worm, twist, Lithuanian slinkti Date: 14th century 1. to cast with a sudden and usually… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sling — [[t]slɪ̱ŋ[/t]] slings, slinging, slung 1) VERB If you sling something somewhere, you throw it there carelessly. [V n prep/adv] Marla was recently seen slinging her shoes at Trump... [V n prep/adv] I saw him take off his anorak and sling it into… …   English dictionary

  • sling —  1. Throw away. Abandon. Place (e.g. Sling it in the oven).  2. sling a yarn Tell a story.  3. sling one s hook Depart.  4. sling over Pass.  5. See mud slinging …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • mud — /mʌd / (say mud) noun 1. wet, soft earth or earthy matter, as on the ground after rain, at the bottom of a pond, or among the discharges from a volcano; mire. 2. Colloquial → mortar2. –phrase Colloquial 3. (as) clear as mud, (of ideas,… …  

  • blacken — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. besmirch; smudge; malign, slander. See color, detraction. II (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To make black] Syn. darken, nigrify, make black, begrime; see dirty , shade 2 . 2. [To smirch] Syn. sully, tarnish,… …   English dictionary for students

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