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.

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“Sling/throw mud.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Feb. 2023.

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