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stain on somebody’s character/name/reputation etc

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishstain on somebody’s character/name/reputation etcstain on somebody’s character/name/reputation etcFAULT/something WRONGsomething that damages the good opinion that people have about someone stain
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stain on somebody’s character/name/reputation etcWhatever the outcome, he not unnaturally regarded his time in gaol as a stigma, as a stain on his character.Buy him eine kleine Knackwurst and toddle home without a stain on your character.Robert Lopez is released without a stain on his character.Duran dominated Leonard physically that night, but five months later the New Orleans farce put a huge stain on his reputation.The massacre has left an indelible stain on the name of Clan Campbell.
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