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throw dirt enough, and some will stick


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • If enough allegations are made about someone or something, then even if they are all untrue, people's opinion of the person or thing will be diminished.


This proverb dates from c1650, and was popularised by Voltaire [Fran├žois-Marie Arouet] in the 18th century. (Wiktionary)


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