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dig some dirt up

To uncover negative information about someone or something. Once I contact my usual sources at the tabloids, I should be able to dig some dirt up on that actress.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

dig some dirt up (on someone)

Fig. to find out something bad about someone. If you don't stop trying to dig some dirt up on me, I'll get a lawyer and sue you. The citizens' group dug up some dirt on the mayor and used it against her at election time.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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