be under suspicion

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be under suspicion

To be viewed with distrust and/or thought to be dishonorable. Ever since that leak of private emails, everything the CEO has done has been under suspicion. As far as I'm concerned, the victim's husband is under suspicion until we interrogate him.
See also: suspicion

be under suˈspicion (of something)

be the person that the police think has committed a crime (although they cannot prove it yet): He was still under suspicion and he knew the police were watching him.
See also: suspicion
References in classic literature ?
I asked what induced her to run the risk of protecting a stranger, who was under suspicion of having committed a murder.