someone's name is mud

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of someone's name is mud

informal
used to say that people do not like or trust someone
  • The scandal ruined his reputation and now his name is mud.

Word by Word Definitions

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

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

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

  3. : a descriptive often disparaging epithet

  1. : to give a name to : call

  2. : to mention or identify by name

  3. : to accuse by name

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

  2. : appearing in the name of a literary or theatrical production

  3. : having an established reputation

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

  2. : abusive and malicious remarks or charges

  3. : anathema

  1. : to make muddy or turbid

  2. : to treat or plaster with mud


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