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sling mud

To disparage someone, 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!
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sling mud

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throw mud

COMMON If one person slings mud or throws mud at another, they say bad things about them in an attempt to spoil their reputation. The elections have been straight personality contests, with the candidates slinging as much mud at their opponents as they can manage. The newspaper and magazine articles that followed were especially vicious, with supporters of both stars quick to throw mud. Note: You can describe this kind of behaviour as mud-slinging or mud-throwing. Labour and Tory chiefs have ordered an end to political mud-slinging. Note: These expressions are used to show disapproval.
See also: mud, sling

fling/sling/throw ˈmud (at somebody)

(informal) try to damage somebody’s reputation by telling other people bad things about them: Just before an election, politicians really start to sling mud at each other. ▶ ˈmud-slinging noun: There’s too much mud-slinging by irresponsible journalists.
See also: fling, mud, sling, throw
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Speaking to the media here after condoling the death of the mother of his party's district president Chaudhry Sajjad Ahmed, Mr Shah said that instead of slinging mud on the PML-N, PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari should tall the masses as to who was responsible for the oppression being faced by sugar cane growers in Sindh.
Taking a jibe at Congress for criticising demonetisation and Goods and Service Tax (GST) and for 'chaiwala meme' tweet, Modi, at an election rally on Monday, said "Those slinging mud on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will help the lotus bloom even more," referring to the saffron party's election symbol - the lotus.
What's shameful is that our parliamentarians seem more focused on making cheap shots and slinging mud than discussing real pertinent issues.
This young man should know why he should not risk his political career by slinging mud at me,' she said in a tweet.
The CBI said: "Rather than slinging mud, Mr Martin should know that all the major UK business groups have made clear the risks to the economy of leaving the EU without a deal.
He should apologise for slinging mud on the Father of the Nation and shaming the freedom struggle," Surjewala said.
Nawaz Sharif needs to advise his workers to stop slinging mud on the opposition and concentrate on doing proper homework for appearing before the JIT.
It urged Phedonos to give police any information in his possession and stop slinging mud and slandering members of the council.
I can't see why our political opponents are slinging mud at it.
Imran announced that they were going to approach the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) against the government's media cell for defending the corruption of the prime minister's family and slinging mud at opposition leaders.
ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Jahangir Tareen has said that the government was slinging mud on political opponents to divert attention of the nation from the Panama leaks issue involving the Sharif family.
The key is to have a calm conversation and be honest about how you each feel without getting offended and slinging mud.
We remain mired in mud, with mudslinging a favourite pastime: with so many slinging mud at so many others, especially at so many of our public officials.
Only when the party stop slinging mud can they begin the process of winning arguments.
Paul Maddocks, Waltham Cross, Herts JOHN Fashanu and his ex do themselves no favours by slinging mud at each other.