throw dirt enough, and some will stick(redirected from throw dirt enough, and some'll stick)
throw dirt enough, and some will stick
proverb If malicious, damaging things are continually and persistently said about someone or something, they will begin to be accepted as true or credible by some people, regardless of how true they actually are. Even though it has been disproven several times, the candidate just keeps accusing her opponent of criminal activity during his time in office. Throw dirt enough, and some will stick—judging by the growing sentiment among voters, at least. We're going to launch a major social media campaign to discredit her. After all, throw dirt enough, and some will stick.
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Throw dirt enough, and some will stick.
Prov. If you persistently say bad things about someone, people will begin to believe your accusations, even if they are not true. (Sometimes mud is used instead of dirt.) One of the candidates in the election kept accusing the other one of having cheated on his income tax, and eventually the voters believed it. As they say, throw dirt enough, and some will stick.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.