Definition of give a dog a bad name and hang him in English:
proverb It’s very difficult to lose a bad reputation, even if it’s unjustified.
- It could, however, be a case of ‘give a dog a bad name and hang him’.
- But give a dog a bad name and hang him, as the saying goes.
- He explains why ‘as a variant on the popular advice to give a dog a bad name and hang him,’ he proposes to ‘give this piper an exceedingly bad name and hang on to it.’
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