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bring (something) into disrepute

To tarnish one's or something's reputation in some way. Don't bring my stellar reputation into disrepute with those lies! A few disgruntled patrons have brought the restaurant's reputation into disrepute with their negative online reviews.
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bring someone or something into disrepute

to dishonor or discredit someone or something. This embarrassing incident will bring the entire committee into disrepute. My bankruptcy brought me into disrepute.
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I can't win because if I'd said he (Clattenburg) had a fantastic game I would have been up on a disrepute charge for life
The ball-tampering charge carries a possible penalty of a fine of 50%-100% of Inzamam's match fee and/or a one Test or two one-day international ban, while the level three disrepute charge could result in a suspension of between two and four Tests or four to eight one-dayers.
Swainson was also found guilty of bringing the game into disrepute and he has also been banned for 12 matches with half of the games suspended for 12 months.
His promoter said: ``Jimmy would in no way be involved in any activity that may bring the sport of snooker into disrepute,especially in the light of his recent successes and his current tour with Alex `Hurricane'Higgins.
Ricky Hatton "At the hearing, the board found Ricky Hatton guilty of misconduct in that his actions and behaviour were detrimental to the interests of boxing and to the public interest and that he had brought the sport into disrepute.
TELLY shrink Raj Persaud brought his profession into disrepute by plagiarising other experts' work, the General Medical Council said yesterday.
The standards committee of Pembrokeshire County Council, the authority on which Mr Hall sits as cabinet member for environment and transportation, ruled that remarks he made during a BBC function in Cardiff two years ago had brought him, but not his office, into disrepute.
The complaint alleges he breached the councillors' code of conduct and brought his office into disrepute.
United's victory over the Gunners on October 24, which ended Arsenal's 49-game unbeaten league record, was the catalyst to the increasingly ugly dispute between the pair which reached fresh heights of bitterness at the weekend when Wenger suggested that his rival should be charged with bringing the game into disrepute.
A breach of these principles is incurred by anyone whose conduct brings the sport of football, and UEFA in particular,into disrepute (article 5 of the disciplinary regulations).
France's Pieter de Villiers, who failed a dope test in December, has been suspended from rugby until the end of the Six Nations for bringing the game into disrepute, the French Rugby Federation (FFR) said yesterday.
He is a public figure and he brings his position into disrepute while stories persist about his love life.
A SOLDIER facing a court martial for refusing to return to Afghanistan has had charges of bringing the Army into disrepute by criticising the conflict dropped, he has said.
Kevin Drummond said it was bringing the judicial system into disrepute and making the sentences he hands down meaningless.
Khan added, 'On the second charge of bringing the game into disrepute through protest at the now disproved allegation of ball tampering, we are wholly satisfied with the verdict.