drag someone through the dirt = drag something through the dirt = drag someone through the mud = drag something through the mud
make damaging allegations about someone or something
1998 - Economist - The deputy prime minister is having his name dragged through the mud.
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drag your feet = drag your heels
(of a person or organization)
be deliberately slow or reluctant to act
1994 - Nature Conservancy - We can't afford to drag our feet until a species is at the brink of extinction.
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