bad rap

bad rap

1. n. a false criminal charge. (Underworld. The same as bum rap.) Freddy got stuck with a bad rap.
2. n. unjustified criticism. Butter has been getting sort of a bad rap lately.
See also: bad, rap
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NAME: Tigger APPEARANCE: Tabby SPECIAL SKILLS: Cats get a bad rap for being lazy, but Tigger is fighting to shatter that stereotype single-pawedly.
EDUCATING CARDIFF (Channel 4, 9pm) MATHS lessons have always had a pretty bad rap, and at Willows High School in Cardiff it's probably the most hated subject.
I do yeah, in fact one of the things was Wings were getting a bad rap at that time because it was post Beatles, and anything you did or I did that was solo was stood up against The Beatles," he said.
Ireland got a bad rap for introducing a guarantee but it would have been even worse of a rap if it said we don't care what you think, we're just going to liquidate it and to hell with the bondholders.
After her film got such a bad rap before, it makes total sense the diva would be a little cautious about how well her scandalous script would be received this time.
So are carbs getting a bad rap because they convert so easily to sugar, or because many carbohydrate-rich foods are also loaded with sugar?
Minority-serving institutions (MSIs) are getting a bad rap when it comes to graduation rates, according to a new Vanderbilt study.
WHY: Cauliflower may get a bad rap, but it's actually full of goodness like vitamin C and calcium.
GE has said it was investing an additional $10 billion into its clean energy R&D program, with a focus on greening a sector that's gotten a bad rap among environmental supporters.
17 ( ANI ): Nuts have gotten a bad rap for being too high in fat, but the truth about them is that nuts, especially walnuts, are a powerhouse of nutrition.
I'm sexually attracted to the female form even though I am with a man and I just feel that bisexuals have a bad rap.
And as if Kanye has the time to dress me every daya[bar]I feel bad that Kanye gets the bad rap for dressing me," she said on the March 24 episode.
The singer, who has had his own battles with the media, said: "Journalists sometimes get a bad rap and so do newspapers.
Toilet humor gets a bad rap - humor is humor, no matter how you get the result.
Violent video games get a bad rap, but they may benefit people with vision problems, psychologist Daphne Maurer of McMaster University in Canada reported February 17.