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    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to give me your considered opinion concerning the interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    For years O’Hara had been in bad odour with the English constabulary on account of suspected activities against the government… (M. Mitchell, “Gone With the Wind”)

    be in bad odour = don’t have a good name, lose favour with somebody

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    Correct.

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