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bad name

The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary
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  • You know you're giving the school a bad name by being so lazy.

    Frank Roscoe's Secret Allen Chapman
  • If your feeling is not pride, why call a good thing by a bad name?

    Wilfrid Cumbermede George MacDonald
  • Fetching the child to the wedding to have the bad name taken off it—no?

    The Manxman Hall Caine
  • And have you understood what it is they do to get that bad name?

    The Memorabilia Xenophon
  • "Not a bad name for your dining-room, Millar," said Ogden, bitterly.

    One Of Them Charles James Lever

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