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house of ill repute

euphemism A place where prostitutes are available for hire; a brothel. Please don't tell me that the media got a picture of the senator leaving a house of ill repute over the weekend. Though obviously in decline in recent years, houses of ill repute can still be found in the seedier parts of the city.
See also: house, ill, of, repute

man of ill repute

euphemism A man who is dishonest, wicked, or immoral; a scoundrel or criminal. That John Grimsby is a man of ill repute, Timothy. It is best that you avoid him entirely. That dark place serves as the meeting ground for various men of ill repute from across the city.
See also: ill, man, of, repute

woman of ill repute

euphemism A female prostitute. The house is said to belong to a woman of ill repute. He has wasted thousands of dollars on gambling and women of ill repute.
See also: ill, of, repute, woman

house of ill repute

 and house of ill fame
Euph. a house of prostitution. The sign says "Health Club," but everyone knows it's a house of ill repute. He made a lot of money by running a house of ill fame.
See also: house, ill, of, repute

woman of ill repute

Euph. a prostitute. His favorite companion was a woman of ill repute. If you can't be faithful to your husband, you're no better than a woman of ill repute.
See also: ill, of, repute, woman
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The Traffic Commissioner will consider whether to take disciplinary action under the Public Passenger Vehicles Act 1981, and consider "transport managers' repute" under the same Act.
I would see all my friends; I would be at a bank begging for money or something and I'd see Jim Callahan or Tony Cortez from Ill Repute or something.
Hanawalt, "Of Good and Ill Repute": Gender and Social Control in Medieval England (New York, 1998).
At the Court of Session Lord Macfadyen ruled that they had been married by habit and repute, and that their exchange of rings could be seen as a marriage commitment.
So what is this matter of repute that seems to be so important to the courts?
RAWALPINDI -- Regional Police Officer (RPO) Wisal Fakhar Sultan Raja has suspended a constable for having links with land mafia and bad repute in the department, informed a police spokesman on Tuesday.
He said that the people of good repute should be appointed as the people elected this government and gave its mandate to root out corruption.
LAHORE -- Punjab Chief Minister Mohammad Shehbaz Sharif Tuesday addressed Chatem House, a think tank of international repute under the aegis of Royal Institute of International Affairs in London.
ISLAMABAD, July 19, 2010 (Frontier Star): Assistant professor Quaid-e-Azam University (QAU) has sent two separate legal notices to Higher Education Commission (HEC) and QAU for payment of Rs 20 million each for damaging his repute by not initiating any action against their employees besides shelving inquiry.
ISLAMABAD, October 12, 2009 (Frontier Star): Higher Education Commission (HEC) since its very inception has established strong professional ties with reputed universities and educational bodies of repute. All these efforts are aimed at providing a reach to its local scholars to have access to best technical facilities and laboratories, existing elsewhere in the world.
ISLAMABAD, July 19, 2010 (Balochistan Times): Assistant professor Quaid-e-Azam University (QAU) has sent two separate legal notices to Higher Education Commission (HEC) and QAU for payment of Rs 20 million each for damaging his repute by not initiating any action against their employees besides shelving inquiry.
ISLAMABAD, October 12, 2009 (Balochistan Times): Higher Education Commission (HEC) since its very inception has established strong professional ties with reputed universities and educational bodies of repute. All these efforts are aimed at providing a reach to its local scholars to have access to best technical facilities and laboratories, existing elsewhere in the world.