sling/throw mud

Definition of sling/throw mud

chiefly US

  1. :  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.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to cast with a sudden and usually sweeping or swirling motion

    :  to throw with or as if with a sling

    :  to serve (food) to a customer

  1. :  an instrument for throwing stones that usually consists of a short strap with strings fastened to its ends and is whirled round to discharge its missile by centrifugal force

    :  slingshot

    :  a usually looped line (as of strap, chain, or rope) used to hoist, lower, or carry something

  1. :  to place in a sling for hoisting or lowering

    :  to suspend by or as if by a sling

  1. :  an alcoholic drink that is served hot or cold and that usually consists of liquor, sugar, lemon juice, and plain or carbonated water

  1. :  to propel through the air by a forward motion of the hand and arm

    :  to propel through the air in any manner

    :  pitch

  1. :  an act of throwing, hurling, or flinging

    :  an act of throwing dice

    :  the number thrown with a cast of dice

  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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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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