reproach


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Related to reproach: beyond reproach, above reproach

above reproach

So perfect as to avoid criticism. His performance has been above reproach. I cannot think of a single reason he shouldn't be promoted. Just because you get good grades doesn't mean you're above reproach.
See also: above, reproach

beyond reproach

Perfect; unable to be criticized. I have to scold some of my employees regularly, but Tom's behavior is beyond reproach.
See also: beyond, reproach

above reproach

not deserving of blame or criticism. Some politicians behave as though they are above reproach.
See also: above, reproach

reproach someone for something

to rebuke or censure someone for something. She reproached ferry for gambling away all their money. She reproached herself mercilessly for her failure.
See also: reproach

reproach someone with something

to rebuke someone with reference to something. I wish you wouldn't continue to reproach me with things that happened long ago. She was reproached with something out of the past.
See also: reproach

beyond reproach

Blameless, faultless, as in Jean's conduct at school is beyond reproach. The phrase employs the verb to reproach in the sense of "censure or rebuke," a usage dating from the early 1500s.
See also: beyond, reproach
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In the reproach phase, the victim seeks an explanation for the transgression.
And what an ongoing reproach it would be to France--what a message to the whole world
Responsibility implies that something is my fault-always a tiresome thing, especially for a politician, since it invites voters' recrimination and reproach.
Simply put, few people are above reproach and no one should be placed on a pedestal.
You can do what you love, but you also must be ready to handle the reproach that may come your way.
They were judged not as a labour force, nor even as individual offenders, but as a reproach to their sex.
It really kills me when people reproach us with that.
blason French, from Middle French, eulogy, reproach, literally, coat of arms
And Beyond Reproach is a concept, not a physical location.
It is because of this approach that the press and analyst communities listen to VolumePR from our first point of contact, recognizing the value our clients bring to the market, and it ensures our staff of strictly senior executives remain energized and sharp - delivering world-class public relations programs that are above reproach.
POODLES I love dogs - they are man's best friend, Their loyalty is beyond reproach, They are there for us through thick and thin, Keeping us company both out of doors and in.
Let's hope Brand's resignation and Ross's suspension from the BBC act as a warning to all those other overpaid celebrities who think they are beyond reproach.
There's absolutely nothing I need to reproach my players or the football club for.
Such rules are there for a reason, and should always be followed to ensure nurses are beyond reproach.
We need to seriously explore all options to make sure this process of drawing district lines is nonpartisan and beyond reproach.