Definition of drag someone/something through the mud in English:

drag someone/something through the mud

phrase

  • Slander or criticize someone or something publicly.

    ‘our names have been dragged through the mud’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Finally Lady Gordon was forced to pay damages to the women whose good names had been dragged through the mud.’
    • ‘He drags your name through the mud, then he indicts you if he indicts you.’
    • ‘I just feel sorry that something like this has dragged his name through the mud when there was no need.’
    • ‘No doubt the press will lambaste us and drag our name through the mud if we strike during a war.’
    • ‘It will cost you millions of dollars and will drag your name through the mud.’
    • ‘We are gaining nothing from it and our image has been dragged through the mud.’
    • ‘The image of the NFL has been dragged through the mud recently.’
    • ‘There is the health of people at stake, and the image of the company could be dragged through the mud.’
    • ‘Through no fault of your own, someone drags your brand through the mud.’
    • ‘For a man who seems to genuinely care about constitutional proprietry, he's dragging our system through the mud in high style.’
    • ‘The poor man, bankrupted by an endless custody battle, has been forced to drag his reputation through the mud to foot the bills.’
    • ‘My father was dragged through the mud, Kendall.’
    • ‘The democratic sentiments that animated many of those who went into the Second World War had been dragged through the mud.’
    • ‘This is especially sad when numerous organisations are dragged through the mud simply to fulfil a personal agenda.’
    • ‘‘Ben, your name was dragged through the mud last year,’ Shuler told him.’
    • ‘I am very angry about having my name dragged through the mud by the Prime Minister in this respect for his own purposes.’
    • ‘Griffiths was dragged through the mud when the press learned of his financial arrangements.’
    belittle, denigrate, deprecate, depreciate, downgrade, play down, deflate, trivialize, minimize, make light of, treat lightly, undervalue, underrate, underestimate