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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.
See also: get, reputation

live up to (one's)/its reputation

To have all the positive or negative attributes that others associate with one or something. I enjoyed the movie, but I just don't think it lived up to its reputation as the greatest horror film of all time. She certainly lived up to her reputation as one of the greediest, most ruthless CEOs in the country.
See also: live, reputation, to, up

stake (one's) reputation on (someone or something)

To invest in, vouch for, promote, guarantee, etc., someone or something at the risk of sullying one's reputation should they or it fail to live up to expectations. Ever since my grandfather founded this company in 1947, we have staked our reputation on putting customer satisfaction above all else. You're asking me to stake my reputation on someone with no experience and no formal education just because you've got a hunch that they'll do well in my law firm?
See also: on, reputation, stake
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* reputation (for doing something)

a state of having a particular kind of reputation for doing something. (Often a bad reputation, as in the examples. *Typically: get ~; have ~; give someone ~.) You'll get a reputation for cheating. I don't want to get a reputation for being late.

* reputation (for doing something)

a state of having a particular kind of reputation for doing something. (Often a bad reputation, as in the examples. *Typically: get ~; have ~; give someone ~.) You'll get a reputation for cheating. I don't want to get a reputation for being late.

stake one's reputation on someone or something

to risk harming one's reputation on someone or something. Of course Denise is great. I will stake my reputation on her! It may be so, but I wouldn't stake my reputation on it.
See also: on, reputation, stake
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

live up to your/its repuˈtation

be as good, bad, etc. as people say: The restaurant lived up to its reputation. We had a wonderful meal.
See also: live, reputation, to, up
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