Muck raking - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
muck-raking (redirected from muck raking)
1. adjective Characterized by trying to find out unpleasant information about someone, so as to damage their public reputation. Used before a noun. I think your "newspaper" is just gossipy trash written by muck-raking vultures.
2. noun The act of gathering such information. I hate the muck-raking that goes on ad nauseum during an election season.
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A campaign has been conducted which has included a lot of muck raking
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Jennifer Maguire in The Republic Of Telly
Naples is a city of mass starvation, typhus, muck raking
, looting and terrorizing by the local mafia, the Camorra.