know sth by reputation

know sth by reputation
know sb/sth by reputation
to know someone or something because of what people say about them, rather than by having direct experience of them: »

He knew Hindman by reputation before interviewing him for the post.

Main Entry: reputation

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • know sb by reputation — know sb/sth by reputation ► to know someone or something because of what people say about them, rather than by having direct experience of them: »He knew Hindman by reputation before interviewing him for the post. Main Entry: ↑reputation …   Financial and business terms

  • know sb/sth by reputation — ► to know someone or something because of what people say about them, rather than by having direct experience of them: »He knew Hindman by reputation before interviewing him for the post. Main Entry: ↑reputation …   Financial and business terms

  • reputation — rep‧u‧ta‧tion [ˌrepjˈteɪʆn] noun [countable] the opinion people have of something or someone, based on what has happened in the past: • The firm has a very good reputation. • A lengthy legal battle would damage the reputation of both sides.… …   Financial and business terms

  • good name — noun, pl ⋯ names [count] : a person s good reputation I don t want the scandal to ruin my good name. * * * ˌgood ˈname f96 [good name] noun singular the good opinion that people have of sb/sth …   Useful english dictionary

  • name — name1 W1S1 [neım] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(of a person)¦ 2¦(of a thing or place)¦ 3¦(reputation)¦ 4¦(famous person/company/product)¦ 5 call somebody names 6 in somebody s name/in the name of somebody 7 something has somebody s name on it 8 in the name of… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • do — do1 W1S1 [du:] auxiliary v past tense did [dıd] past participle done [dʌn] third person singular does [dəz strong dʌz] [: Old English; Origin: don] 1.) a) used with another verb to form questions or negatives ▪ Do you like bananas? ▪ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • good — 1 /gUd/ adjective comparative better, superlative best /best/ 1 OF A HIGH STANDARD of a high standard: a good reputation | a good quality cloth | a good Muslim | This book is not as good as her last one. | His test scores were good, but hers were …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • name — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 word/words sb/sth is known by ADJECTIVE ▪ Christian (BrE), first, given (esp. AmE) ▪ middle, second (= middle name) (BrE) ▪ family …   Collocations dictionary

  • Risk — Typically defined as the standard deviation of the return on total investment. Degree of uncertainty of return on an asset. The New York Times Financial Glossary * * * ▪ I. risk risk 1 [rɪsk] noun 1. [countable, uncountable] the possibility that… …   Financial and business terms

  • risk — (1) Noun The possibility of loss. (2) Noun The uncertainty of whether events, expected or otherwise, will have an adverse impact. In this context, the adverse impact is usually a quantity of return ( income) or value at risk. (3) Noun the… …   Financial and business terms

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