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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!
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cast aspersions on (someone or something)

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, on

cast aspersions on someone

to make a rude and insulting remark. I resent your casting aspersions on my brother and his ability! It is rude to cast aspersions on people in general.
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Por otro lado, los animales desafiados mostraron atrofia bursal a los tres dias del desafio y severa atrofia bursal a los 7 y 10 dias del desafio, sin mostrar diferencia estadistica entre el grupo vacunado via aspersion y via agua de bebida para ningun dia postdesafio.
En relacion a la calidad de los revestimientos que se obtienen por aspersion termica, las tensiones residuales ejercen una influencia importante sobre el desempeno de estos revestimientos.
Estos analisis se realizaron en las muestras de sandia, antes y despues del secado por aspersion con tres repeticiones (n=3).
Las propiedades fisicas de las microcapsulas dependen de la temperatura del aire caliente, el grado de uniformidad de la aspersion y el contenido de solidos en la emulsion [2,3,7].
This is not intended to cast aspersions on the efficiency and performance (read over-efficiency) of the investigators.
The last thing a couple needs is someone shading their relationship and casting aspersions on it.
Leilani Villarino, Dong's lawyer, said the Bureau of Immigration should investigate the reports first before casting aspersions on her client.
Spokesman deplored that a section of media is distorting facts in the backdrop of martyrdoms in Kashmir as a result of Indian indiscriminate firing across the LoC on Monday and is trying to cast aspersions on the President whose conduct and integrity are above board.
ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has issued a show cause notice to Bol News on defiance of the decision of the Authority dated October 6, through which PEMRA had directed the channel to air apology to their viewers for their programme 'Aisay Nahi Challay Ga' for casting aspersions against a serving officer of the armed forces but the channel failed to implement PEMRA's order.
Pakistan Electronic Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) on Thursday issued show cause notices to ARY News for casting aspersions against the Armed Forces of Pakistan in its programmes.
Staley had tried to identify a complainant after the complainant cast aspersions on a new recruit.
I'm not casting any aspersions here, but I don't know how he does it - he just seems to be a freak of nature who can pop up at right-back one second then the opposition's box the next.
They seem to be going out of their way to cast aspersions on what she's had to say," Wishart said.
Initial reports suggested he had gone to play in Locke Park, a mile away from the site In a statement released yesterday by South Yorkshire Police, Conley's family said they would not have allowed him to visit the park alone and asked the public to refrain from casting aspersions.
That Hampden reverse led to aspersions being cast on Hibs' ability to cope on the big stage.