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fall into disgrace

To experience a decline in one's reputation. The CEO fell into disgrace once news of the scandal broke.
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fall into disgrace

to become without honor. The mayor fell into disgrace because of his financial dealings. We fell into disgrace because of our criminal affiliations.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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When the dark hours came and Essex fell into disgrace, it was Bacon who forgot his friendship.
Madame de Vernet was driven from me, Putange was exiled, Madame de Chevreuse fell into disgrace, and when you wished to come back as ambassador to France, the king himself--remember, my lord--the king himself opposed to it."
class="MsoNormalKenyan rapper Bamzigi, a founding member of the group Necessary Noize, fell into disgrace after discovering cocaine and later, heroin.
After Karimova fell into disgrace she was mentioned in the Western media largely in relation to corruption scandals related to a number of European companies that worked in Uzbekistan.
Glitter is best known for the hit "Rock & Roll (Part 2)," but he fell into disgrace after being convicted on child abuse charges in Vietnam.
Glitter is best known for the hit ''Rock & Roll (Part 2),'' but he fell into disgrace after being convicted on child abuse charges in Vietnam.
A former head of preventative security in the Gaza Strip, and once considered a US protege, Dahlan fell into disgrace after the humiliating rout of his forces by Hamas fighters in June 2007 in Gaza.
In 1926 Kammerer fell into disgrace when it was found that his only remaining fixed specimen had been injected with India ink to produce the appearance of the black nuptial pads.
While these examples of corruption undoubtedly led senators to believe they needed a public demonstration of reformist zeal, both Abramoff and Cunningham fell into disgrace under existing laws.
This process was particularly profound in Latin America, where military dictators fell into disgrace due to corruption, repressive tactics and ineffectiveness.
Choi was a legendary dancer in Japan before World War II, who went to North Korea after the end of the war, where she was at first welcomed but later fell into disgrace.
Johnston later fell into disgrace following a drinking binge in Rapallow, training place for the Scotland 1990 World Cup squad.
magazine, Pfeiffer observes, "Many of these TV preachers fell into disgrace and ridicule by way of three insidious temptations: money, sex and power.