sling mud at

sling mud at (one)

To disparage one, 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 at me.
See also: mud, sling

sling mud at

Insult or discredit someone, as in The paper became famous for slinging mud at movie stars. This term replaced throw mud at, which dates from the second half of the 1700s.
See also: mud, sling
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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.
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.
themselves civic movements and saying that the times of political parties have gone are just trying to sling mud at the opposition and
Platini also insists refs make honest mistakes but now he wants to play Columbo and sling mud at them.
These are not just Catholics who want to preserve the Catholic values they cherish; they are rather those who, as careless of the truth as political consultants, sling mud at followers of the Second Vatican Council.
He used the occasion to sling mud at the place where he sat for 23 years and said it had suffered an extraordinary decline during his time.
media treats Israel with "kid gloves," it surely can't hurt to simultaneously sling mud at the organization that has demonstrated otherwise.
Instead of PASYDY concerning itself with the serious problem of what people -- including public employees themselves -- are saying about the current situation in the civil service, instead of being concerned that some 30 per cent of civil servants are saying that it takes bribery for the state machine to work, which is an unprecedented thing to hear, Mr Hadjipetrou is trying to sling mud at the researcher", he said.
My husband would have been more than happy to work with the PJA, rather than "publicly sling mud at it", but that is a mite difficult when it is not in touch with you.
Labour and Liberal Democrat activists in Birmingham's troubled Aston ward continued to sling mud at each other yesterday, as a bitter city council election campaign entered its final week.