Definition of black mark in English:

Share this entry

black mark

Pronunciation:

noun

British informal
A note or record of a person’s misdemeanour or discreditable action: a black mark went down against his name for turning down the job
More example sentences
  • The gas company has now removed the black mark from your record and is sending you back the £34.72 as an apology.
  • It will also discourage defaulters, who will fear black marks on their credit record.
  • It's a big black mark against her administrative record.
Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.