good name


good name
noun, pl ⋯ names [count]
: a person's good reputation

I don't want the scandal to ruin my good name.

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ˌgood ˈname f96 [good name] noun singular
the good opinion that people have of sb/sth
Syn: reputation

He told the police he didn't know her, to protect her good name.

My election chances are not as important as the good name of the party.

 
Example Bank:

They have sacrificed their principles and lost their good name.


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