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be a byword for something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbe a byword for somethingbe a byword for somethingFAMOUSto be so well known for a particular quality that your name is used to represent that quality His name has become a byword for honesty in the community. byword
Examples from the Corpus
be a byword for somethingFor Americans, Benedict Arnold is a byword for treason.Britain was a byword for strikes.
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