- black marksN-COUNTA black mark against someone is something bad that they have done or a bad quality that they have which affects the way people think about them.
The Commission's verdict was an indelible black mark against me.
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black mark — noun count something you have done that affects your reputation in a bad way … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
black mark — black′ mark′ n. an indication of failure or censure • Etymology: 1835–45 … From formal English to slang
black mark — ► NOUN informal ▪ a note of a person s misdemeanour or discreditable action … English terms dictionary
black mark — n. an unfavorable item in one s record … English World dictionary
black mark — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms black mark : singular black mark plural black marks something you have done that affects your reputation in a bad way … English dictionary
black mark — an indication of failure or censure: His chronic lateness is a black mark against him. [1835 45] * * * … Universalium
black mark — See a black mark … English idioms
black mark — an indication of failure or censure: His chronic lateness is a black mark against him. [1835 45] … Useful english dictionary
black mark — mark indicating something unfavorable in someone s record … English contemporary dictionary
black mark — Synonyms and related words: aspersion, attaint, badge of infamy, bar sinister, baton, bend sinister, black eye, blot, blur, brand, broad arrow, censure, champain, disparagement, imputation, mark of Cain, onus, pillorying, point champain,… … Moby Thesaurus