One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Discover and reveal damaging information about someone.
- ‘Media outlets who want to dig up dirt in this area need to be wary that there are hordes of lawyers waiting to sue on this.’
- ‘Is this the press in Whitewater mode, determined to dig up dirt about long-ago presidential business dealings?’
- ‘Well, it turns out that he's actually an FBI agent who's working on digging up dirt about me.’
- ‘Why bother digging up dirt on anyone when someone is going to turn around and dig up darker and chunkier dirt in the next minute?’
- ‘When it started to dig up dirt on the Liberals, it was quickly put to silence.’
- ‘‘Unless someone digs up dirt on him, it's a pretty clean confirmation,’ says one observer.’
- ‘If it were not for the Prime Minister's sanction, there would be no group to dig up dirt if it can be found; or invent it if not.’
- ‘He hired a private eye to dig up dirt on this mother.’
- ‘People are always trying to dig up dirt, but there's really nothing to hide - we have a very good, friendly relationship.’
- ‘Others have dug up dirt on management, sometimes pointing to tax evasion or bogus financial statements.’
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