get\ a\ black\ eye

v. phr.
1. To receive a dark ring around the eye after being hit by someone's fist or an object.

In the fistfight Tom got a black eye from Pete.

Sue got a black eye when she ran into a tree.

2. To have one's character denigrated.

Our firm received a black eye because of all the consumer complaints that were lodged against our product.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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