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black mark

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Definition of black mark in English:

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.

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