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bring (someone or something) into disrepute

To tarnish someone's or something's reputation in some way. Don't bring my stellar reputation into disrepute with those lies! A few disgruntled patrons have brought the restaurant's reputation into disrepute with their negative online reviews.
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bring someone or something into disrepute

to dishonor or discredit someone or something. This embarrassing incident will bring the entire committee into disrepute. My bankruptcy brought me into disrepute.
See also: bring, disrepute
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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"You could argue, of course, that if Fifa have seen that, they might think it's bringing the game into disrepute. I would argue that it brings the country into disrepute.
'The second charge relates to Roy Keane allegedly publishing for financial profit or reward, an account in his autobiography, in which he speaks of a desire to exact revenge on Haaland, therefore bringing the game into disrepute.'
Midfielder Hutson, who has also been charged with conduct likely to bring the game in to disrepute, claimed that Gibbons grabbed him around the neck as the teams walked off.
Anglesey League player Gareth Jones, Llanfairpwll, was fined pounds 600 with pounds 300 suspended until the end of the season, for bringing the game into disrepute.
He said: 'The committee will meet on March29 to look at the potential charge of criticising referees and bringing the game into disrepute.'
Wolves manager Dave Jones has been charged with "bringing the game into disrepute" by the FA following his comments about referee Uriah Rennie
They said it was too soon after being accused by the city's standards committee of bringing the council into 'disrepute' for Coun Hussain (Lab Handsworth) to be rewarded with the Mayoralty.
An ICC code of conduct hearing at the Brit Oval - the scene of the infamous third Test against England - cleared Inzy and his teammates of cheating, although the Pakistan captain was found guilty of bringing the game into disrepute.
WORLD governing body the FIA yesterday detailed exactly why they have charged seven Formula One teams with bringing the sport into disrepute.
Now Hampden bosses will meet to decide whether to charge the club with bringing the game into disrepute.
West Indian wicketkeeper Ridley Jacobs has been banned for three matches for bringing the game into disrepute after stumping Indian Virinder Sehwag without the ball in his gloves during Wednesday's one-day international.
The disrepute charge is more severe with Inzamam facing the prospect of being banned for as many as four Tests or eight one- day internationals.
NEWCASTLE manager Graeme Souness will not defend himself in person as he fights an FA charge of bringing the game into disrepute.
It has even been hinted the SFA could retaliate by hitting Hearts with a charge of bringing the game into disrepute for calling for a probe into the official's actions.
The Lord Chancellor yesterday warned the legal system was being brought into disrepute by events in the extradition case against General Augusto Pinochet.