sling mud at (one)

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sling mud at (one)

To disparage one; to attempt to mar one's reputation. I'm trying to maintain a fair and respectable campaign, and my opponent has no problem slinging mud at me.
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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.
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He said that the allegations had been made to sling mud at him and divert attention from the real issues.
In the same way, perhaps Chloe could have called my husband, rather than 'publicly sling mud at him'.