Definition of blot one's copybook in English:

blot one's copybook

British Tarnish one’s good reputation: she saw her sister blot her copybook by being quoted in the press
More example sentences
  • There are only two minor plateaus blotting her copybook - one in early February and one in mid-April.
  • Nobody expects him to get a big government rail job - he blotted his copybook with civil servants over English Heritage - though his experience would make him an obvious choice.
  • Another has blotted his copybook on his two most recent starts after a promising start to his chasing career.
See parent entry: blot

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day antebellum
Pronunciation: ˌantɪˈbɛləm
adjective
occurring or existing before a particular war…