drag through the mud

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v drag through the mud speak unfavorably about "She badmouths her husband everywhere"
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Usage

In literature:

What chance of making her understand the marsh of mud and tangled weeds he must drag through to reach her.
"The Dark Flower" by John Galsworthy
The packs also were getting into a very dirty state, consequent on the amount of mud and water they had been dragged through.
"The Overland Expedition of The Messrs. Jardine" by Frank Jardine and Alexander Jardine
Through this snow Miki dragged himself, leaving a path like that of an otter in the mud, for his hind quarters were helpless.
"Nomads of the North" by James Oliver Curwood
She had dragged one corner of it through the mud puddle and torn a big rent in another place.
"Miss Minerva and William Green Hill" by Frances Boyd Calhoun
The rain was falling in torrents, and the carriage was dragging slowly through the mud up the long winding ascent.
"A Residence in France" by J. Fenimore Cooper
Twenty-four hours more elapsed, and sheep, caught in hedgerows by the wool, were dragged through the mud and slime.
"The Queen's Scarlet" by George Manville Fenn
And all the fellows believe that I've dragged it through the mud.
"The Hero of Garside School" by J. Harwood Panting
The "Pensacola" was dragged through the mud by the sheer strength of other vessels of the expedition.
"The Naval History of the United States" by Willis J. Abbot
Having dragged them through the mud, she hated the woman who had used them with honor.
"The Art of Disappearing" by John Talbot Smith
My niece was dragged through the mud of Frankfort by your soldiers, as if she had been some wretched follower of your camp.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
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In news:

Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-Huntington Beach) likes to help out his friends when he sees their names being dragged through the mud.
It appears that the hem of her dress was dragged through the mud.
Events drag even tough endurance junkies through the mud — but they keep going back for more.
A fight between a critic and conductor drags two Cleveland icons through the mud.
They've had their names dragged through five million barrels of oil the mud.
Ben Affleck spent most of his thirties getting kicked around by trolls and bottom-feeders who dragged his personal life and professional accomplishments through the mud.
Rihanna's name has been dragged all through the e-mud these past couple of weeks, thanks to rumored diss tracks from her old boo Chris Brown and the man who claimed he never got a chance with her, Drake.
More than 2,000 big-wheel contraptions of all shapes and sizes will be on display from Friday, May 27, through Sunday, May 29, at the New York State Fairgrounds, with truck pulls and drags, mud pits, obstacle courses and more.
School district spokesman Joe Donzelli said the low amount is proof the accuser had no case, while Tim Day, the former director of the Southwest Florida Institute for Public Service, said his name has been unfairly dragged through the mud.
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