fling mud at (one)

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fling mud at (one)

To disparage one, especially to the detriment of their reputation. I'm trying to maintain a fair and respectable campaign, and my opponent has no problem flinging mud at me!
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They have started criticizing and flinging mud at me, directly and also indirectly.
So while Rangers fans may be flinging mud at David Murray for any number of other issues they have with his stewardship, they can't hold this one on him.
But Mark Hastings of the British Beer and Pub Association said: 'I recommend that Jenny Willott gets her facts straight before flinging mud at reputable, well-run, well-managed pubs.'
"All the students would purposely go into the river and 'happen' to start flinging mud at each other.
If we're going to have sour grapes, we shouldn't start flinging mud at Liverpool and resorting to stereotyping.