drag (one) through the mud

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drag (one) through the mud

To disparage one publicly, especially to the detriment of one's reputation. I'm trying to maintain a fair and respectable campaign, but my opponent insists on dragging me through the mud! You're the one who messed up the budget, so why am I getting dragged through the mud?
See also: drag, mud, through
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