One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A stain on one's reputation or character.
- ‘Admittedly, his family life receives short shrift - the only blot on his escutcheon was a strained relationship with his spendthrift son - but this is inevitable given Paxton's workaholism.’
- ‘Perhaps the readers of this journal have similar blots on their escutcheons.’
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