sling mud at (one)

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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.
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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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Platini also insists refs make honest mistakes but now he wants to play Columbo and sling mud at them.
It is very tempting to sling mud at them through your columns but that would be putting oneself at their level.