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whispering campaign

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

whispering campaign

the organized diffusion by word of mouth of defamatory rumours designed to discredit a person, group, etc
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A helicopter; chopper •Along with eggbeater, nearly obsolete (1951+)

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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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