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bad name

A tarnished reputation. Typically used in the phrase "give (something) a bad name." I can't believe how little you care about your students! Boy, you give teachers a bad name!
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"Don't give us a bad name" and "go back to your own ...
News reports regarding the fake degree scandal are doing the rounds in local and international media and bringing a bad name to the country, the chief justice remarked.
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The board's behaviour is the sort that gives football a bad name.
It is sad that actions of a few individuals bring a bad name to Islam.
Most dog owners pick up but it is those with no backbone to bend down to pick it up and everyone gets a bad name.
It only takes one bad apple in any society to give the rest of us a bad name. I have lived amongst the community from cradle to not far off the grave (only joking about the later I hope).
They might sing about giving love a bad name, but The Bon Jovi Experience do nothing but remind us all how great their namesakes were (...
This type of affordable family housing, though, got the bad name of "tenement.'' Tenement came to mean not merely multifamily housing (as it did in Europe), but multi-unit housing that was less than desirable.
And they give good carers and good care establishments a bad name. Makes my blood boil.
The Sunday Mercury will continue to name and shame the offenders giving the game a bad name.
David Crane, the legendary programmer and videogame designer who co-founded Activision and created "Pitfall!", one of the (http://retro.ign.com/articles/903/903024p1.html) best-selling games ever released on the Atari 2600 gaming console, says social media giant Zynga is giving the market for casual games "a bad name."
"And obviously when I left England I had a bad name because of all my injuries but in the last four years that I have played in Galatasaray and Melbourne, I've played all the games."
COMPANIES which hand out bonuses, even after poor job performances, have given themselves a bad name, Sir Richard Branson said yesterday.