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The meaning of "your name is mud"

" Your name is mud "
You are discredited or in disgrace. The very mention of your name produces scorn.
Since the hundreds of reports of his abuse of children, Jimmy Saville's name is mud in the UK.
Where did it originate?:
USA. The allusion is to Dr. Samuel Mudd, the man who was accused of the shooting of President Abraham Lincoln
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