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reflect on sb/sth

verb uk phrasal verb with reflect   /rɪˈflekt/ us  
to affect other people's opinion of someone or something, especially in a bad way: When one player behaves disgracefully, it reflects (badly) on the whole team. The whole affair does not reflect well on the government.
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