dig up dirt
Meaning: If you dig up dirt on someone, you try to find details from their past to make them look bad in the present.
- Many politicians pay people to dig up dirt on their opponents, and then pass the information to the media.
- Very few of our leaders come from disadvantaged backgrounds because it's so easy to dig up dirt on them or their family members.
A journalist is digging up dirt on a politician in order to
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Contributor: Matt Errey