Definition of whispering campaign noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


whispering campaign

BrE BrE//ˈwɪspərɪŋ kæmpeɪn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈwɪspərɪŋ kæmpeɪn//
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an attempt to damage somebody’s reputation by saying unpleasant things about them and passing this information from person to person
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: whispering campaign