sling/throw mud

idiom

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.

Examples of sling/throw mud in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the yard, the pair would swing on their janky swingset or throw mud patties at the side of a metal shed to see whose would slide down the fastest. Ariane Lange, Sacramento Bee, 23 Apr. 2024 But so is using unnamed sources to sling mud in the media. Mary Anastasia O’Grady, WSJ, 8 May 2022

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“Sling/throw mud.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sling%2Fthrow%20mud. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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