reflect well, badly, etc. on somebody/something(redirected from reflect badly on)
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reflect on (someone or something)
To stand as evidence of someone's or something's qualities or merits. The principal seems more concerned that the incident will reflect poorly on the school, as opposed to whether anyone was hurt. Your poise under pressure really reflects on your ability as a leader.
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reflect well, badly, etc. on somebody/somethingmake somebody/something appear to be good, bad, etc. to other people: This incident reflects badly on everyone involved.
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