whispering campaign


whispering campaign

noun

: an effort to spread rumors about someone in order to hurt that person's reputation

Full Definition of WHISPERING CAMPAIGN

:  the systematic dissemination by word of mouth of derogatory rumors or charges especially against a candidate for public office

Examples of WHISPERING CAMPAIGN

  1. He was the target of a whispering campaign started by his political rivals.

First Known Use of WHISPERING CAMPAIGN

1920

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