throw mud at (one)

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throw 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 throwing mud at me!
See also: mud, throw
References in classic literature ?
They want to throw mud at you, prince, and you must be triumphantly vindicated.
You can only throw mud at the men who have risked their lives to open new fields to science.
You propose to throw mud at us; you believe, you hope, that some of it may stick.
Good thing that Duque, also a health secretary during the Arroyo administration, is not the type to grandstand, sow distrust, or throw mud at his immediate predecessors to make pogi points for himself.
Some have started to throw mud at the ministry he leads.
Instead Brown chooses to throw mud at Barclays, a bank that refused a state rescue package at the time, unlike his two Scottish banks closer to home.
I could just as easily throw mud at some of the more unsavoury fellow travellers of Jeremy and some of his most vocal supporters.
Don't throw mud at the wall and hope that things stick.
He said: "We are not complacent but we believe that we are doing well in Wales and we believe that David Cameron's attempt to talk down Wales is actually backring on him in the sense that consistently he has tried to avoid answering questions by trying to throw mud at others.
The Tories are trying their best to throw mud at the Labour Party, knowing that some of it will stick in any case.
Inspector Anthony Bowley from South Wales Police, objecting to the application, said: "I'm not trying to throw mud at the pub, but there have been a number of incidents in the past and we believe any extension will lead to crime and disorder in the area.
Inviting a prostitute on to throw mud at the prime minister is a disgrace," he had earlier told La Stampa newspaper.
It is total Tory hypocrisy to throw mud at ministers having a 'limousine lifestyle' when the Tory leader rides a bike into Westminster for a photo-opportunity with an empty official car coming along behind with his papers and change of clothes.
Quite frankly, I refuse to give in to political bullying with Labour using the media to throw mud at us.
Anybody that tries to throw mud at us, don't bother.