a (kind of) reflection on (someone or something)

a (kind of) reflection on (someone or something)

That which presents a particular kind of opinion about or informs the reputation of someone or something. The staff you hire to serve customers are the best reflection on your restaurant as a whole. Parents always want their children to be a positive reflection on them and their parenting. A: "I can't believe these landmarks are in such poor shape." B: "It's unfortunately a sad reflection on the economic state of our city."
See also: on, reflection
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a sad, poor, etc. reflection on something

a thing which damages somebody’s/something’s reputation: The increase in crime is a sad reflection on our society today.
See also: on, reflection, something
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