Definition of drag the name of someone (or something) through the dirt in English:

drag the name of someone (or something) through the dirt

phrase

informal
  • Give someone or something a bad reputation through bad behaviour or damaging revelations.

    • ‘As commanding officer of the Scots Guards he told a pack of lies about Peter's murder and dragged his name through the dirt.’
    • ‘For her beliefs, angry mobs harassed her, hung her in effigy, and dragged her image through the streets, while the press dragged her name through the mud.’
    • ‘He dragged my name through the dirt for no reason.’