What does 'Give a dog a bad name' mean?

A person who is generally known to have been guilty of some offence will always be suspected to be the author of all similar types of offence. Once someone has gained a bad reputation, it is very difficult to lose it.

Idioms similar to 'Give a dog a bad name'


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