sling mud at (someone)

sling mud at (someone)
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.

Companies should think carefully before slinging mud at someone who may respond with a libel action costing millions of dollars.


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