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
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- "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.