mud-slinging

mud-slinging
sling/throw mud at (someone) - if someone slings mud at another person, they try to make other people have a low opinion of them by saying unpleasant things about them.

I left Hollywood because I was fed up with all the mud-slinging that goes on there.


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  • mud-slinging — ˈmud slinging f10 [mud slinging] noun uncountable (disapproving) the act of criticizing sb and accusing them of sth in order to damage their reputation • …   Useful english dictionary

  • mud-slinging — If someone is mud slinging, they are insulting someone and trying to damage that person s reputation …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • mud-slinging — ► NOUN informal ▪ the casting of insults and accusations …   English terms dictionary

  • mud-slinging — N UNCOUNT (disapproval) If you accuse someone of mud slinging, you are accusing them of making insulting, unfair, and damaging remarks about their opponents. There will be no mudslinging, they promise... Voters are disillusioned with the mud… …   English dictionary

  • mud-slinging —    If someone is mud slinging, they are insulting someone and trying to damage that person s reputation.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Mud-slinging —   If someone is mud slinging, they are insulting someone and trying to damage that person s reputation …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • mud-slinging — noun informal the use of insults and accusations to damage an opponent s reputation. Derivatives mud sling verb mud slinger noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • mud-slinging —  Indulging in slander …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • mud — n. 1 wet soft earthy matter. 2 hard ground from the drying of an area of this. 3 what is worthless or polluting. Phrases and idioms: as clear as mud colloq. not at all clear. fling (or sling or throw) mud speak disparagingly or slanderously. here …   Useful english dictionary

  • mud — I. noun Etymology: Middle English mudde, probably from Middle Low German Date: 14th century 1. a slimy sticky mixture of solid material with a liquid and especially water; especially soft wet earth 2. abusive and malicious remarks or charges …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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