bad rap

a bad rap

1. A negative or unfavorable reputation. I seem to have gotten a bad rap after coming in late so many times.
2. A criminal charge that is undeserved. I think Paulie got a bad rap and never actually committed the crimes they're accusing him of.
See also: 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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"This was not because they thought acting was a bad rap but because they knew what the pitfalls of the profession were and they wanted better for their child."
PROCRASTINATION GETS A BAD RAP. It can be an effective means of prioritization as well as an effective means of Invoking inspiration.
Celebrities and stars get a bad rap for doing too many things for the cameras.
But aluminum, the active ingredient in antiperspirants, has gotten a bad rap over the years.
As with most, if not all, professions in Pakistan, there are black sheep who sometimes through their deplorable actions give the majority in that field a bad rap. Simply profiling these habitual offenders as 'just a few' and not taking them to task is no solution.
He was a decent guy who got a bad rap from reality telly.
While Millennials may get a bad rap, this Monopoly game promises to have a little fun with the stereotypes of this generation - good or bad.
They're giving the President a bad rap because they are his supporters.
Wolves are another animal that has received a bad rap. Tough, intelligent, and difficult to hunt, wolves are perceived as marauders by ranchers and farmers.
And he insists the 33-year-old New Yorker, who hit world headlines after lying about trashing a petrol station bathroom and claiming he was robbed at gunpoint at the Rio Games, gets a bad rap and is better than ever after his 10-month ban.
Also, I feel that ICON continues to get a bad rap. After just two incidents, the "experts" concentrate on their concerns of the design and safety features (which, in my opinion, do not exist), and ignore, in most of the articles, that the outcome is allegedly due to pilot error.
De la Rosa also said the bad rap against coconut oil had a minimal to less effect, particularly on Americans, due to the consumers' knowledge and awareness on the benefits of the commodity.
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"They get a bad rap with people talking about their big pack, but they also have some good players along their backline and bring a kicking game," Amos said.