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Name is Mud

Disgraced, Unpopular, Discredited,

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  • In the early 18th century the word “mud” was used as slang for referring to someone as stupid or fool. Later in the 19th century, the idiom was first used in the British parliament as ‘His name is mud’. In the parliament the expression was used for any member of the parliament who had been discredited due to his acts.
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Jasmine should finish her task before the deadline or her name is mud.

Submitted on February 25, 2019

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