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throw 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 throwing mud!
See also: mud, throw

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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Officers do still wish to speak to the group of youths, however, who they believe threw mud and apples at Mr Campbell's home before his collapse.
Protesters threw mud at the image of Catamco, who had been earlier accused of insulting the evacuees when she said the tribal people smelled.
No divorce yet, committed adultery & threw mud on others?
He said the volcanic activity threw mud and rocks at a short distance and produced large amounts of white steam, while weather radar observations said a small proportion of the volcanic ash was carried with the steam.
Residents claimed that: * Carey was verbally abusive of people passing in the street; * Carey spray painted graffiti on private property; * Carey threatened younger children, and * Carey threw mud at houses and smashed windows.
posters of the film and threw mud at advertising hoardings featuring the legendary actor.
The perpetrator or perpetrators threw mud on the cars and ripped off windshield wipers, license plates and wing mirrors, according to a police report.
SCOTS dance artist and producer Calvin Harris cut short his set at last night's Live at Loch Lomond festival after shouting at fans who threw mud at him.
He played like Maradona, looked like Warren Beatty, threw mud at the referee.
In the past, we threw mud at the wall and got those minority shoppers by brute force.
By the way, she was quite unfairly accused of sabotaging the lovely wedding rites-when in actuality, it was the DJ tandem's irate fans who barged in on the ceremony and threw mud at Donita-ruining her beautiful bridal ensemble and transforming the wedding triumph into a fiasco
YOUTHS threw mud at a pensioner who collapsed moments after photographing them climbing on a fence, an inquest heard.
Evans threw mud which some small minds closer to home have tried to make stick in the months since Michelle's three gold medals and one bronze.
Scientists attributed the breaks to a turbidity current, a heavy slurry that raced down the slope at speeds up to 55 km per hour and extended 700 km after a large underwater landslide threw muds into suspension.