One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A good reputation.
- ‘Their conduct has been a blot on the fair name of the country.’
- ‘Mrs Tearle, a former town mayor and ex-chairman of Braintree District Council, called it a slur on the fair name of Witham at a time when she and the council were trying to raise its profile.’
- ‘But alas, I haven't a penny to my fair name - at least not after my next few purchases.’
- ‘They have disgraced the fair name of secularism.’
- ‘I am writing to express my concern that the fair name of Shepperton is about to be libelled in the most scurrilous fashion.’
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