black mark

noun

Definition of black mark

: something that makes something else less perfect or less appealing His habitual tardiness was a black mark against him.

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“Black mark.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/black%20mark. Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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