drag someone's name through the mud

Definition of drag someone's name through the mud

  1. :  to publicly say false or bad things that harm someone's reputation My opponent has dragged my name through the mud.

Word by Word Definitions

dragplay
  1. :  something used to drag (see 2drag) with

    :  a device for dragging under water to detect or obtain objects

    :  something that is dragged, pulled, or drawn along or over a surface: such as

  1. :  to draw or pull slowly or heavily :  haul

    :  to cause (as oneself) to move with slowness or difficulty

    :  to cause to trail (see 1trail 1a) along a surface

  1. :  of, being, involving, or intended for a person wearing clothing typical of the opposite sex :  of, being, involving, or intended for a person in drag (see 1drag 7b)

someoneplay
  1. :  some person :  somebody

nameplay
  1. :  a word or phrase that constitutes the distinctive designation of a person or thing

    :  a word or symbol used in logic to designate an entity

    :  a descriptive often disparaging epithet

  1. :  to give a name to :  call

    :  to mention or identify by name

    :  to accuse by name

  1. :  of, relating to, or bearing a name

    :  appearing in the name of a literary or theatrical production

    :  having an established reputation

  1. :  a slimy sticky mixture of solid material with a liquid and especially water

    :  soft wet earth

    :  abusive and malicious remarks or charges

  1. :  to make muddy or turbid

    :  to treat or plaster with mud


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