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whispering campaign

noun
1.
the organized spreading of insinuations or rumors to destroy the reputation of a person, organization, etc.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20
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British Dictionary definitions for whispering campaign

whispering campaign

noun
1.
the organized diffusion by word of mouth of defamatory rumours designed to discredit a person, group, etc
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Slang definitions & phrases for whispering campaign

whispering campaign

noun phrase

An effort at discrediting someone or something, esp by starting false rumors: start a whispering campaign against your product (1920+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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Idioms and Phrases with whispering campaign

whispering campaign

A deliberate spreading of derogatory rumors about a candidate, as in That whispering campaign destroyed his chances for election. [ c. 1920 ]
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