Had a bad press - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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have (a) bad press
To receive negative or unflattering coverage by the media. Ever since our shop had a bad press in the Sunday paper, we've hardly gotten any customers.
get/have a good, bad, etc. ˈpress get/have good, bad, etc. things said about you in the newspapers, on television, etc: The royal family’s been getting a good press recently, for a change. ♢ Zoos have been getting a bad press over the last few years.