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reputation

noun
     
rep‧u‧ta‧tion W3 [countable]
the opinion that people have about someone or something because of what has happened in the past
reputation for
Judge Kelso has a reputation for being strict but fair.
reputation as
In her last job she acquired a reputation as a troublemaker.
earn/gain/establish a reputation as something
His approach had won him a reputation as a tough manager.
a good/bad reputation
a hotel with a good reputation for its food
The service at Heron Lodge failed to live up to its reputation (=be as good or bad as people say it is).

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