bad mouth (someone)
{v.}, {slang} To say uncomplimentary or libelous things about someone; deliberately to damage another's reputation. * /It's not nice to had mouth people./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • bad-mouth someone — bad mouth (someone/something) to say unpleasant things about someone or something, especially in order to spoil other people s opinions of them. She s always bad mouthing her colleagues. Bad mouthing the police is hardly an original occupation …   New idioms dictionary

  • bad mouth (someone) — {v.}, {slang} To say uncomplimentary or libelous things about someone; deliberately to damage another s reputation. * /It s not nice to had mouth people./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • bad\ mouth\ someone — v slang To say uncomplimentary or libelous things about someone; deliberately to damage another s reputation. It s not nice to had mouth people …   Словарь американских идиом

  • bad-mouth something — bad mouth (someone/something) to say unpleasant things about someone or something, especially in order to spoil other people s opinions of them. She s always bad mouthing her colleagues. Bad mouthing the police is hardly an original occupation …   New idioms dictionary

  • bad-mouth — (someone/something) to say unpleasant things about someone or something, especially in order to spoil other people s opinions of them. She s always bad mouthing her colleagues. Bad mouthing the police is hardly an original occupation …   New idioms dictionary

  • bad mouth — (UK) When you are bad mouthing,you are saying negative things about someone or something.( Bad mouth and badmouth are also used.) …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • bad-mouth — (v.) abuse someone verbally, 1941, probably ultimately from noun phrase bad mouth (1835), in Black English, a curse, spell, translating an idiom found in African and West Indian languages …   Etymology dictionary

  • bad-mouth — v [T] informal especially AmE to criticize someone or something ▪ Her former colleagues accused her of bad mouthing them in public …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bad-mouth — 1. tv. to speak ill of someone or something. (See also dirty mouth; poor mouth.) □ I wish you would stop bad mouthing my car. □ Harry bad mouths everything he doesn’t understand. 2. n. someone who speaks ill of someone or something. □ …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • bad-mouth — badmouth UK [ˈbædˌmaʊθ] / US or bad mouth UK / US verb [transitive] Word forms badmouth : present tense I/you/we/they badmouth he/she/it badmouths present participle badmouthing past tense badmouthed past participle badmouthed informal to… …   English dictionary

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