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rap sheet

A list of a person's criminal history. The suspect had a rap sheet a mile long due to his numerous run-ins with the police.
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(rap) sheet

n. a criminal record listing all recorded criminal charges. (see also rap.) The sergeant asked if there was a sheet on the prisoner.
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But thanks to recent legislation, that may change as hundreds of thousands of them apply to wipe the "scarlet letter F" from their rap sheets.
Furthermore, the mainstream press has its own long rap sheet of inglorious moments, from the Jayson Blair and Stephen Glass scandals to the appalling coverage of Hurricane Katrina--and plenty that predate the new media, from covering up Soviet famine in the 1930s to hyping day care sex-abuse scandals in the 1980s.
Above is the playbill of kids in my group, but it would probably be more accurate to call it their rap sheet, and below is the story of boys learning to be boys.
The finding may expand the rap sheet on cadmium--already fingered in lung cancer and kidney damage--to include reproductive disorders and possibly hormone-related malignancies such as breast cancer.
The report, "The Rap Sheet on Animal Factories," documents convictions at corporate animal factories for animal cruelty, bribery, records destruction, fraud, worker endangerment and pollution violations.
My own father's pedigree--seven kids by four women--looks like the rap sheet for one more deadbeat.
But if she has an excuse rap sheet longer than your guest list, you have a right to feel let down.
com posts the Super Bowl Rap Sheet, a special section on NFL players and crime, including the rap sheets for 13 Super Bowl participants.
That's quite a rap sheet for any artist--or human being for that matter.
Menacing her audience with an extended rap sheet of malicious hacking incidents (as well as bizarre digressions on alienation and loneliness in the Computer Age), Gorelick calls for "the equivalent of the Manhattan Project" to combat the mounting cyberthreat.
In a letter from prison to Teri Terry, our long-time administrative secretary, Bonnie describes herself as "a common criminal with a long rap sheet.
The FBI denied Schakne's request for Medico's rap sheet on the grounds that to release the information would "constitute an unwarranted invasion of personal privacy.
In Sharek's example, a lengthy rap sheet for a particular treatment or drug may spark physicians and drug developers to look for new alternatives.
According to the rap sheet, filed in California's Huntington Beach Police Arrest Log, Ford, 73, was also in possession of a controlled substance.
However his rap sheet did not stop him from visiting Britain twice for fights in 2000.