one's name is mud

one's name is mud
one's name is mud informal one is in disgrace or unpopular.
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  • one's name is mud — I informal one is in disgrace or unpopular if you forget their birthdays, your name is mud II see mud …   Useful english dictionary

  • name is mud — a person s reputation becomes bad, one is in trouble His name is mud now that he has been charged by the police with stealing money from his company …   Idioms and examples

  • mud, one's name is —  One s reputation has sunk. One is disgraced …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • mud — ► NOUN 1) soft, sticky matter consisting of mixed earth and water. 2) damaging information or allegations. ● drag through the mud Cf. ↑drag through the mud ● (here s) mud in your eye! Cf. ↑mud in your eye! …   English terms dictionary

  • mud — (n.) mid 14c., cognate with and probably from M.L.G. mudde, M.Du. modde thick mud, from P.Gmc. *mud from PIE * (s)meu /*mu [Buck], found in many words denoting wet or dirty (Cf. Gk. mydos damp, moisture, O.Ir. muad cloud, Pol. muЕ‚ slime, Skt …   Etymology dictionary

  • your name is mud — Meaning You are unpopular. Origin John Wilkes Booth broke his leg while escaping after shooting Abraham Lincoln. He was given medical help by Dr Samuel Mudd, who didn t then know about the assassination. Mudd was wrongly convicted of being Booth… …   Meaning and origin of phrases

  • mud — n. 1 wet soft earthy matter. 2 hard ground from the drying of an area of this. 3 what is worthless or polluting. Phrases and idioms: as clear as mud colloq. not at all clear. fling (or sling or throw) mud speak disparagingly or slanderously. here …   Useful english dictionary

  • mud — I. noun Etymology: Middle English mudde, probably from Middle Low German Date: 14th century 1. a slimy sticky mixture of solid material with a liquid and especially water; especially soft wet earth 2. abusive and malicious remarks or charges …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Mud whiting — Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum …   Wikipedia

  • Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon — Studio album by James Taylor Released April 1971 R …   Wikipedia

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