be in bad odour

be in bad odour
be in good (or bad) odour informal be in or out of favour.
Main Entry: odour

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  • be in bad odour with someone — be in bad odour with (someone) British & Australian, old fashioned, American, old fashioned if you are in bad odour with someone, they are angry with you because of something you have done. He s in bad odour with his business partners for having… …   New idioms dictionary

  • be in bad odour with — (someone) British & Australian, old fashioned, American, old fashioned if you are in bad odour with someone, they are angry with you because of something you have done. He s in bad odour with his business partners for having pulled out of the… …   New idioms dictionary

  • in bad odour — 1. In bad repute or standing (with with) 2. (similarly, but less commonly) in good odour • • • Main Entry: ↑odour …   Useful english dictionary

  • be in bad odour (with someone) — literary phrase if you are in bad odour with someone, they are not happy about something that you have done Thesaurus: not liked or lovedsynonym Main entry: odour …   Useful english dictionary

  • be in good (or bad) odour — informal be in or out of favour. → odour …   English new terms dictionary

  • (be) in bad odour (with somebody) — be in good/bad ˈodour (with sb) idiom (formal) to have/not have sb s approval and support Main entry: ↑odouridiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • odour — (US odor) ► NOUN 1) a distinctive smell. 2) a lingering quality or impression. ● be in good (or bad) odour Cf. ↑be in good odour DERIVATIVES odorous adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • odour — UK [ˈəʊdə(r)] / US [ˈoʊdər] noun [countable] Word forms odour : singular odour plural odours 1) a smell, especially one that is unpleasant the odour of rotting fruit 2) literary a particular atmosphere, influence, or quality The odour of defeat… …   English dictionary

  • odour — BrE, odor AmE noun (C) 1 a smell, especially an unpleasant one: Get rid of unpleasant household odours with new Fleur! 2 be in bad odour (with) if you are in bad odour with someone, they are not pleased with something you have done see also: body …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • odour — n. (US odor) 1 the property of a substance that has an effect on the nasal sense of smell. 2 a lasting quality or trace attaching to something (an odour of intolerance). 3 regard, repute (in bad odour). Derivatives: odourless adj. (in sense 1).… …   Useful english dictionary

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