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.
See also: mud, sling
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So when you are going to start slinging mud at them you had better hope you've got the ability to defend yourself from the return onslaught.