get a reputation (for something)

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get a reputation (for something)

To become known for something, often something negative. A: "Of course Sal's late. Again." B: "I know, he's really getting a reputation." She's got a reputation for stellar grades, so she would make an excellent tutor for you. Another botched project? Wow, Rose's really getting a reputation for shoddy work.
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