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house of ill repute

 and house of ill fame
Euph. a house of prostitution. The sign says "Health Club," but everyone knows it's a house of ill repute. He made a lot of money by running a house of ill fame.
See also: house, ill, of, repute

woman of ill repute

Euph. a prostitute. His favorite companion was a woman of ill repute. If you can't be faithful to your husband, you're no better than a woman of ill repute.
See also: ill, of, repute, woman
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At the Court of Session Lord Macfadyen ruled that they had been married by habit and repute, and that their exchange of rings could be seen as a marriage commitment.
There is, in all court dealings, a genuine and vital concern over the repute of the administration of criminal justice.
LAHORE -- Punjab Chief Minister Mohammad Shehbaz Sharif Tuesday addressed Chatem House, a think tank of international repute under the aegis of Royal Institute of International Affairs in London.
ISLAMABAD, July 19, 2010 (Frontier Star): Assistant professor Quaid-e-Azam University (QAU) has sent two separate legal notices to Higher Education Commission (HEC) and QAU for payment of Rs 20 million each for damaging his repute by not initiating any action against their employees besides shelving inquiry.
The existing collaborative links between HEC and foreign universities bodies of repute are now being extended to local universities of Pakistan, looking for foreign partners.
ISLAMABAD, July 19, 2010 (Balochistan Times): Assistant professor Quaid-e-Azam University (QAU) has sent two separate legal notices to Higher Education Commission (HEC) and QAU for payment of Rs 20 million each for damaging his repute by not initiating any action against their employees besides shelving inquiry.
This group will provide repute and credibility on a national scale and valuable input on physician needs for electronic applications for form and report applications in the home health care market.
Perhaps best known for his western art, Neil says he paints ``ladies of ill repute, bar room scenes.
ISLAMABAD, July 22, 2010 (Frontier Star): Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has instructed Federal Law Minister Dr Babar Awan to expedite the process of sending him names of good reputes individuals for appointment of new chairman National Accountability Bureau.
ISLAMABAD, July 22, 2010 (Balochistan Times): Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has instructed Federal Law Minister Dr Babar Awan to expedite the process of sending him names of good reputes individuals for appointment of new chairman National Accountability Bureau.