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bad rap

noun phrase

  1. An erroneous conviction or sentence; wrongful punishment; bum rap (Underworld)
  2. Any unjustified condemnation: Microsoft gets a bad rap for a reason
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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