put down as bad

put someone down as something bad

to judge that someone is bad or undesirable in some way. He was so rude that I put him down as someone to be avoided. If you act silly all the time, people will put you down as a fool.
See also: bad, down, put
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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