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black mark

noun [C usually singular] uk   us   informal
the fact of people noticing and remembering something that you have done wrong or failed to do: If I'm late for work again, it will be another black mark against me.
Translations of “black mark”
in Chinese (Traditional) 汙點, 不足之處…
in Chinese (Simplified) 污点, 不足之处…
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