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To harm your own reputation



to cause yourself or someone else to lose respect or a good reputation



to make people stop respecting you because of something bad you have done

go down in someone’s opinion

to become less respected by someone than you were before, because of something that you have done

lose face

to no longer impress people or be respected by them, especially by showing that you are not in control of a situation

lower yourself

to do something that will make you lose the respect of other people

fall from grace/favour

to lose your position, or to lose the respect or approval of other people

come down in someone’s estimation/opinion

to become less respected by someone than you were before, because of something you have done

blot your copybook

to do something that spoils your good reputation, for example at work

debase yourself

to behave in a way that makes people lose respect for you


the American spelling of dishonour

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