drag (one) through the mud(redirected from dragging them through the mud)
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?
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