copy·book | \ˈkä-pē-ˌbu̇k \

Definition of copybook 

: a book formerly used in teaching penmanship and containing models for imitation

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Their crushing defeat to Italy on penalties at the tournament in question has somewhat blotted Les Bleus' copybook slightly in terms of their ranking on this list, but the ability at their disposal cannot be questioned., "World Cup Countdown: 3 Weeks to Go - Ranking the Best 'Golden Generations' at the 2006 Tournament," 4 June 2018 He was sent off against Watford in December but that was the only blot on his copybook in what was otherwise an excellent first season, now rewarded with a new six-year deal., "Davinson Sanchez Signs New Six-Year Contract as Tottenham Get Summer Business Started Early," 15 May 2018

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First Known Use of copybook

1588, in the meaning defined above

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blot one's copybook

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