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