drag (one's) name through the mire(redirected from drag their names through the mire)
drag (one's) name through the mire
To disparage someone publicly, especially to the detriment of his or her reputation. I'm trying to maintain a fair and respectable campaign, and Brad totally dragged my name through the mire! Don't drag my name through the mire—you're the one who messed up the budget!
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