dig up dirt
This page is about the idiom dig up dirt
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.
We can also say "dig up the dirt", "dig the dirt up" and "dig the dirt", all of which have the same meaning.
A journalist is digging up dirt on a politician in order to
Contributor: Matt Errey