sling mud

sling mud

To disparage someone, especially to the detriment of their reputation. I'm trying to maintain a fair and respectable campaign, and my opponent has no problem slinging mud!
See also: mud, sling

sling mud

or

throw mud

COMMON If one person slings mud or throws mud at another, they say bad things about them in an attempt to spoil their reputation. The elections have been straight personality contests, with the candidates slinging as much mud at their opponents as they can manage. The newspaper and magazine articles that followed were especially vicious, with supporters of both stars quick to throw mud. Note: You can describe this kind of behaviour as mud-slinging or mud-throwing. Labour and Tory chiefs have ordered an end to political mud-slinging. Note: These expressions are used to show disapproval.
See also: mud, sling

fling/sling/throw ˈmud (at somebody)

(informal) try to damage somebody’s reputation by telling other people bad things about them: Just before an election, politicians really start to sling mud at each other. ▶ ˈmud-slinging noun: There’s too much mud-slinging by irresponsible journalists.
See also: fling, mud, sling, throw
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In sheer opposition of the Sharif brothers, the political cousins Imran Khan, Asif Ali Zardari and Maulana Tahirul Qadri, who once used to sling mud at each other, have come closer once again.
Mudpiping" is when youths use a pipe - such as a stolen drainpipe - to sling mud at passing vehicles or properties and the act can have serious consequences.
As this writer has written to Ankajan seeking his comment on has criminal activities, he is trying to be one-up and sling mud at this writer by his libelous comments, regarding which our lawyers are presently studying and a court action against the website and Ankajan would be instituted.
We boast of being conservative or religious people and sling mud at the West, particularly Europe.
Still, there will be real-life drama aplenty in the coming days as the parties sling mud and maul manifestos.
Other parties sling mud, the Green Party grow change from that mud.
After Labour part-privatised the NHS through PFI, and at a time when the Labour administration in Wales has messed up the health system so badly that people are crossing the border to use the English system, they're hardly in a position to sling mud at Ukip
He said when developing the country various segments sling mud at the government.
yet you are only pig in the pen to sling mud bile and sh**e every inch your evil cloven hoofs trample", People Magazine reported.
themselves civic movements and saying that the times of political parties have gone are just trying to sling mud at the opposition and
While O'Rourke and his drug-use legalization activists may continue to sling mud and attack Congressman Reyes' character and his family throughout the remainder of this campaign, Congressman Reyes will remain focused on creating jobs, strengthening health care access, and expanding educational opportunities for all El Pasoans," he said in a statement.
Stankevics believes that society must become more active, and people who sling mud at each other on the Internet and in the media must be shamed for what they do.
with Fox News) now had to endure the hoots and jeers from a billion people raised to see the media and the Internet as little more than a forum in which to sling mud.
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