English : Bad-Mouthing

Bad-Mouthing? What does it mean? Does it mean to speak ill of someone?

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That's right! When you
bad-mouth someone or something, you say bad things about the person or thing.

For example:

• My neighbor bad-mouths politicians all the time.

That is something a lot of people enjoy doing.

The expression
bad-mouth can also be used as a noun. A bad-mouth is someone who speaks ill of others.

• Why do you say that we should not bad-mouth our Men in Blue?

COURTESY : The Hindu (The National News-Paper) - India

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