cast aspersions


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cast aspersions

To talk negatively or unflatteringly about someone or something. I'm sorry to cast aspersions on Julie, but her work ethic is really terrible. She hasn't handed one assignment in on time! Bill says that he doesn't want to cast aspersions on anyone, but he still talks badly about us all the time!
See also: aspersion, cast
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We don't mean to cast aspersions of the serviceability of components received from Numrich or your budding abilities, but small, flat springs can be very prone to breakage if improperly heat treated or roughly mishandled.
SHE has set herself up as some sort of judge to cast aspersions on how the rest of us live our lives.
Not even Scottish Fisheries Secretary Richard Lochhead has been able or willing to cast aspersions on the performance of his English counterpart in negotiations.
With the celebrations over, there are naturally those who would now cast aspersions on such success, with one suggestion being Red Bull know how to splash the cash.
com Please don't cast aspersions Dear Sir, Gulf Times Gulf Times I was a little annoyed after reading Dinesh Govind's letter, "Negative remarks" (, September 15).
He said: "To cast aspersions on same-sex couples' ability to provide safety and security is profoundly irresponsible.
A letter from Jack Wall, the chairman of the board of regents, delivered to Ransom on Tuesday notifying him of Friday's meeting said Ransom's "decision to ignore, disregard, or violate" directives from the board not to cast aspersions on the proposal or the flagship campus had "caused considerable disruption and undermined [his] leadership.
US presidential hopeful Mitt Romney may have been eager to cast aspersions on the character of the nation that welcomed him to its shores yesterday, by questioning our readiness to hold the Games and the reception the athletes would receive.
According to her letter, Suja was questioned about her " morality, childhood and her family members' morality", and the police even allegedly cast aspersions on the entire episode.
Gadkari, while inaugurating BJP's West Bengal unit's website in the state capital Kolkata yesterday cast aspersions on the Congress party, especially its national president Sonia Gandhi.
She just seems to be allowed free rein to cast aspersions on everyone as if she is perfect and the lesser mortals in front of her should be honoured to be in her presence.
I don't want to cast aspersions on anybody involved in it, it was a stupid act.
Rather than cast aspersions on the Bible, we should unite together in the celebration of the 400 years of the King James version of the Bible.
that state and local law enforcement agencies are being trained by individuals who not only do not understand the ideology of violent Islamist extremism, but also cast aspersions on a wide swath of ordinary Americans merely because of their religious affiliation," wrote Lieberman and Collins, who are the chairman and ranking Republican of the Homeland Security and Govern mental Affairs Committee.
Ex-captain and Shankly era centre half Ron Yeats said: "I'm not one of these to cast aspersions on people Ron Yeats so all I'll say is thank goodness that we now have a proper benefactor.