English version

a reproach to somebody/something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englisha reproach to somebody/somethinga reproach to somebody/something formalASHAMEDsomething that should make a person, society etc feel bad or ashamed 🔊 These derelict houses are a reproach to the city. reproach
Examples from the Corpus
a reproach to somebody/somethingThe sight of his face alone must be a reproach to her already tormented conscience.Fires are bright, each one a reproach to the night.The white stubble on his fleshless jaw was a reproach to my twenty-four years and suddenly I felt an inadequate city-bred softie.
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