sling mud at

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sling/throw mud at somebody

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 with a libel action costing millions of dollars.
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
References in classic literature ?
They want to throw mud at you, prince, and you must be triumphantly vindicated.
You can only throw mud at the men who have risked their lives to open new fields to science.
You propose to throw mud at us; you believe, you hope, that some of it may stick.
Don't throw mud at the wall and hope that things stick.
He said: "We are not complacent but we believe that we are doing well in Wales and we believe that David Cameron's attempt to talk down Wales is actually backfiring on him in the sense that consistently he has tried to avoid answering questions [by] trying to throw mud at others.
He said: "We are not complacent but we believe that we are doing well in Wales and we believe that David Cameron's attempt to talk down Wales is actually backring on him in the sense that consistently he has tried to avoid answering questions by trying to throw mud at others.
The Tories are trying their best to throw mud at the Labour Party, knowing that some of it will stick in any case.
There is no media in the country that missed to throw mud at me at some time or another.
The last place for a scoundrel who was found to infringe and couldn't probe invalidity was to throw mud at the patent lawyer.
Inspector Anthony Bowley from South Wales Police, objecting to the application, said: "I'm not trying to throw mud at the pub, but there have been a number of incidents in the past and we believe any extension will lead to crime and disorder in the area.
Inviting a prostitute on to throw mud at the prime minister is a disgrace," he had earlier told La Stampa newspaper.
I often think that we live in two universes: that of politics, where statesmen throw mud at each other like small children in the school playground, and the real world where normal folk have to get on, make a living and try to live with each other.
It is total Tory hypocrisy to throw mud at ministers having a 'limousine lifestyle' when the Tory leader rides a bike into Westminster for a photo-opportunity with an empty official car coming along behind with his papers and change of clothes.
Quite frankly, I refuse to give in to political bullying with Labour using the media to throw mud at us.