bad name


: bad reputation
A few dishonest players have given the sport a bad name.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Weight loss drugs have gotten a bad name over the decades, causing heart problems or other organ damage and helping people lose only a small fraction of excess weight. Karen Weintraub, USA TODAY, 22 Mar. 2023

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“Bad name.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2023.

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