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    Default Throw some dirt on sy

    It's "said" to a dead man (hated by speaker) ironically: "If I pass this way again I'll be sure to throw some dirt on you."
    What is this throwing? Is it some ritual thing?

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    Default Re: Throw some dirt on sy

    Quote Originally Posted by gorilla
    It's "said" to a dead man (hated by speaker) ironically: "If I pass this way again I'll be sure to throw some dirt on you."
    What is this throwing? Is it some ritual thing?
    It's a slang expression meaning to "malign, to slander" which, in turn, means to make untrue derogatory statements about someone else.

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    Default Re: Throw some dirt on sy

    Thanks! Yeah I know that expression, it also exists in my language... I thought in English it would be without 'some' and just 'throw dirt on somebody'. Maybe the 'some' is there for the other meaning of the word-play...

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