sling mud at

sling 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 slinging mud at me.
See also: mud, sling

sling mud at

Insult or discredit someone, as in The paper became famous for slinging mud at movie stars. This term replaced throw mud at, which dates from the second half of the 1700s.
See also: mud, sling
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If the Chairman NAB believes that it is fair game to sling mud at politicians through unsubstantiated accusations, then he should not have a problem holding himself accountable for his actions in front of the nation by explaining his actions on the media, she said.
He said that the allegations had been made to sling mud at him and divert attention from the real issues.
We also cannot win the war on corruption if we wake up each day to sling mud at our political opponents.
Most importantly, our leadership should learn not only to sling mud at one another but realise and fix the wrong within their own circles.
If you try to sling mud at the sun, the mud will only land on yourself," Shah told media later.
"It's normal for spacecraft to re-enter the atmosphere, yet Tiangong-1 received so much attention partly because some Western countries are trying to hype and sling mud at China's fast-growing aerospace industry," the tabloid Global Times said.
"It's normal for spacecraft to re-enter the atmosphere, yet Tiangong-1 received so much attention, partly because some Western countries are trying to hype and sling mud at China's fast-growing aerospace industry," it said.
He said some charges were exaggerated and were made after the war based on the agendas of a few to sling mud at the country.
In sheer opposition of the Sharif brothers, the political cousins Imran Khan, Asif Ali Zardari and Maulana Tahirul Qadri, who once used to sling mud at each other, have come closer once again.
"Mudpiping" is when youths use a pipe - such as a stolen drainpipe - to sling mud at passing vehicles or properties and the act can have serious consequences.
Such a bill, he said, would allow spouses to break up without being required to 'sling mud at each other in front of a judge' just to justify the termination of their marriage.
As this writer has written to Ankajan seeking his comment on has criminal activities, he is trying to be one-up and sling mud at this writer by his libelous comments, regarding which our lawyers are presently studying and a court action against the website and Ankajan would be instituted.
We boast of being conservative or religious people and sling mud at the West, particularly Europe.
After Labour part-privatised the NHS through PFI, and at a time when the Labour administration in Wales has messed up the health system so badly that people are crossing the border to use the English system, they're hardly in a position to sling mud at Ukip!
He said when developing the country various segments sling mud at the government.