drag through the mire/mud

Definition of drag through the mire/mud

  1. :  to unfairly damage or ruin His name/reputation has been dragged through the mire/mud.

Word by Word Definitions

  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 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)

  1. :  wet spongy earth (as of a bog or marsh)

    :  heavy often deep mud or slush

    :  a troublesome or intractable situation

  1. :  to cause to stick fast in or as if in mire

    :  to hamper or hold back as if by mire :  entangle

    :  to cover or soil with mire

  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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