a blot on one's escutcheon


a blot on one's escutcheon
dishonor to a person's reputation; blot on one's family

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • blot on one's escutcheon — idi blot on one s escutcheon, a stain on one s reputation; disgrace …   From formal English to slang

  • a blot on one's escutcheon — ► a blot on one s escutcheon a stain on one s reputation or character. Main Entry: ↑escutcheon …   English terms dictionary

  • a blot on one's escutcheon — a stain on one s reputation or character. → escutcheon …   English new terms dictionary

  • a blot on one's escutcheon — a stain on one s reputation or character …   Useful english dictionary

  • escutcheon — ► NOUN 1) a shield or emblem bearing a coat of arms. 2) a flat piece of metal framing a keyhole, door handle, or light switch. ● a blot on one s escutcheon Cf. ↑a blot on one s escutcheon ORIGIN Old French escuchon, from Latin scutum shield …   English terms dictionary

  • escutcheon — [e skuch′ən, iskuch′ən] n. [NormFr escuchon < VL * scutio < L scutum, shield < ? IE base * skeu , to cover > SKY] 1. a shield or shield shaped surface on which a coat of arms is displayed 2. something shaped like an escutcheon; specif …   English World dictionary

  • escutcheon — n. 1) an armorial escutcheon 2) (misc.) (humorous) a blot on one s escutcheon * * * [ɪ skʌtʃ(ə)n] (misc.) (humorous) a blot on one s escutcheon an armorial escutcheon …   Combinatory dictionary

  • escutcheon — n 1. shield, heraldic shield, scutcheon, Chiefly Brit. hatchment, Heraldry. lozenge. 2. blot on one’s escutcheon shame, disgrace, dishonor, disrepute; stigma, stain, tarnish, smirch, smudge, spot, blot; skeleton in one s closet …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • escutcheon — escutcheoned, adj. /i skuch euhn/, n. 1. a shield or shieldlike surface on which a coat of arms is depicted. See illus. under coat of arms. 2. an ornamental or protective plate around a keyhole, door handle, drawer pull, light switch, etc. 3.… …   Universalium

  • escutcheon — [ɪ skʌtʃ(ə)n, ɛ ] noun 1》 a shield or emblem bearing a coat of arms. 2》 a flat piece of metal framing a keyhole, door handle, or light switch. Phrases a blot on one s escutcheon a stain on one s reputation or character. escutcheon of pretence a… …   English new terms dictionary


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