sling mud

sling mud
   To say that someone is slinging mud at another person means that they are trying to damage that person's reputation by saying bad things about them.
   

During election campaigns, candidates often sling mud at each other.


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  • sling mud at — To insult, to slander ● mud …   Useful english dictionary

  • sling mud at (someone) — sling/throw mud at (someone) if someone slings mud at another person, they try to make other people have a low opinion of them by saying unpleasant things about them. Companies should think carefully before slinging mud at someone who may respond …   New idioms dictionary

  • sling mud (at somebody) — fling, sling, etc. ˈmud (at sb) idiom to criticize sb or accuse sb of bad or shocking things in order to damage their reputation, especially in politics see also ↑mud slinging Main entry: ↑mudidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • sling — I n. in a sling (her arm was in a sling) II v. 1) (D; tr.) to sling at (to sling stones at smb.) 2) (misc.) to sling mud at smb.) ( to slander smb. ) * * * [slɪŋ] (misc.) to sling mud at smb. ( to slander smb. ) in a sling (her arm was in a… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • sling — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun Sling is used after these nouns: ↑shoulder {{Roman}}II.{{/Roman}} verb ADVERB ▪ loosely ▪ carelessly, casually ▪ His jacket was carelessly slung over one shoulder …   Collocations dictionary

  • mud — /mʌd / (say mud) noun 1. wet, soft earth or earthy matter, as on the ground after rain, at the bottom of a pond, or among the discharges from a volcano; mire. 2. Colloquial → mortar2. –phrase Colloquial 3. (as) clear as mud, (of ideas,… …  

  • sling/throw mud — chiefly US : to publicly say false or bad things about someone (such as a political opponent) in order to harm that person s reputation The candidates started slinging mud (at each other) early in the campaign. see also ↑mudslinging • • • Main… …   Useful english dictionary

  • mud|sling|er — «MUHD SLIHNG uhr», noun. a person given to mudslinging …   Useful english dictionary

  • mud|sling|ing — «MUHD SLIHNG ihng», noun. the use of offensive charges and misleading or slanderous accusations against an opponent in a political campaign, public meeting, or the like: »Mudslinging for however good a cause seldom pays in the end (Sunday Times) …   Useful english dictionary

  • mud-slinging — sling/throw mud at (someone) if someone slings mud at another person, they try to make other people have a low opinion of them by saying unpleasant things about them. I left Hollywood because I was fed up with all the mud slinging that goes on… …   New idioms dictionary

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