But he bad-mouthed me after I left, and then when the Sunday Express started to do well he was going around saying that he taught me everything I know.
As if I had enough to fill my plate, now I have to worry about my ex-best friend bad-mouthing me behind my back.
Even if he wasn't a colleague, it wasn't very nice to be out bad-mouthing anybody, no matter how much they deserved it.
There is a big ego at work here, one that takes umbrage at being patronised and is not averse to bad-mouthing anyone he deems incompetent.
He is raving and ranting and bad-mouthing the minister.
Tell him you're not bad-mouthing him and would appreciate the same respect.
When he did try to hype a fight, bad-mouthing an opponent, he never seemed to have his heart in it.
We were willing to let it go, but they are bad-mouthing him.
I don't think it's helpful for people to be bad-mouthing the local officials.
So, if I'm a philistine I'm proud to be one and please let's stop bad-mouthing a people of whom we know not nearly enough.