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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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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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While I would never claim to be beyond reproach, I must admit I never encountered such poor standards of behaviour in my time in industry and the civil service.
"The quality of our assets is beyond reproach, built on a culture of prudence and strict risk management practices, which continues to serve us well in times of calm and crisis.
Gee was "ethical beyond reproach, a consensus-builder (with) strong listening skills." He said "curriculum development is her signature strength." Ms.
Ibrahim Dabdoub, the bank's group chief executive, said that the quality of the bank's assets was 'beyond reproach' and was built on a culture of prudence and strict risk-management practices.
A very straightforward design, beyond reproach for its presentation of links and such, but lacking sparkle.
Although no action was recommended against any councillor the auditors suggested changes to the expenses system so future claims are beyond reproach.
First, to what extent is he driven by vanity--by an awareness of his image as a square-jawed crusader playing for keeps on a giant stage, an Eliot Ness-like figure who avenges the small investor by fearlessly taking on Wall Street fat cats, who heretofore existed beyond reproach and retribution?
"His commitment has always been beyond reproach and he fully deserves for that to be recognised.
Blomstedt's knowledge and direction of Strauss are beyond reproach.
The author's personal experience gives life to his work and his literary skills are beyond reproach. He carries the reader along on his tumultuous journey with the subtle, gentle hands of the caregiver.
For one thing, no matter how much negative media attention the situation received, it seemed as though the elected and appointed officials ultimately to blame for the conditions were beyond reproach. Further, the improvements made to facilities, while significant, did not mean that children were safe and getting the help they needed.
It remains unlikely that Duke Guglielmo Gonzaga's apparent failure to obtain the "cartoni di Michelagnolo," can be used, however, to support the assumption that the duke indeed had "little enthusiasm (...) for collecting art." But this is a minor point of disagreement with an author whose conclusions are by and large beyond reproach.
Yet others believe the reputation of their institution, built over a long period of time, is beyond reproach. And still others think they can plead ignorance.
In accepting the chairmanship, Caffey said that family-owned wholesalers must " do business in a manner consistent with our family names, and our actions must be beyond reproach."
With their touching faith in rectangles, they were beyond reproach. Students aped them; their fans multiplied.