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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.
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beyond reproach

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

not deserving of blame or criticism. Some politicians behave as though they are above reproach.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Socialists reproached him for not purging communists.
The Supervisory Board thereby endorses the resolution passed by the Investment, Financial and Audit Committee that the matter was duly attended to and the Executive Committee responsible for the matter cannot be reproached.
It comes as no surprise, given his lack of academic training and his decisively pragmatic biases, that Continental philosophy is a somewhat muddled area for him, even though Homemade Esthetics demonstrates that Greenberg has read Kant's Critique of Judgment more attentively than most of those who have reproached him for his alleged Kantianism.
One day his mother found one of the cards and reproached him.
He reproached Grigorovich for alleged duplicity and for a lack of artistic initiative, blaming him for keeping only half of his promise to mount new productions of Le Corsaire and Don Quixote last season.
When Soong worked with General George Marshall in 1946 to reconcile disagreements between the Nationalist Party (Kuomintang) and the Communist Party's leaders, he conducted talks with Zhou Enlai, but was reproached by President Chiang.