1Soft, sticky matter resulting from the mixing of earth and water.
2Information or allegations regarded as damaging, typically concerned with corruption: they are trying to sling mud at me to cover up their defeat
More example sentences
- "She wanted to get back at the Japanese companies who had slung mud on her face.
- Far easier to sling mud from a distance as some seem content to do.
- There are too many critics who revel in slinging mud and inflicting verbal pain.
late Middle English: probably from Middle Low German mudde.
as clear as mud
- informal Not at all easy to understand.More example sentences
- Unfortunately the online manual is about as clear as mud to me… pretty much the worst set of documents I've ever seen on a network product.
- Is the issue of sustainability getting through to youngsters or is the green message as clear as mud?
- If we're honest, many of us would admit that our sermons, speeches or presentations are about as clear as mud.
drag someone through the mud
- Slander or denigrate someone publicly.More example sentences
- Angela had only agreed to meet with Deidre to politely tell her she wouldn't be a part of dragging her brother through the mud as a cheap publicity stunt.
- I am very angry over the way I've been treated because I feel my name has been dragged through the mud to spare Celtic's blushes.
- In the last few days my good name has been dragged through the mud.
here's mud in your eye!
one's name is mud
- informal One is in disgrace or unpopular: if you forget their birthdays, your name is mudMore example sentences
- Then along comes the county courthouse, talking about running up a $232 million tab, and all of a sudden your name is mud.
- He likely realizes his name is mud around the Defense Department these days.
- Listen to me young lady, if you don't bring those grades up by the next test or quiz in those subjects then your name is mud.
More definitions of mudDefinition of MUD in:
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