Definition of black mark in English:

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black mark

Pronunciation: /ˌblak ˈmärk/

noun

informal
Used to indicate that someone is remembered and regarded with disfavor: an arrest will be a black mark on your record a black mark went down against him 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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