a bad rap

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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.
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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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Agustin added that the bad raps thrown at CNO paved the way for the scientific and academic endeavor on the real benefits of the product to human health.
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.
Personally, watching people swear, fight and break into bad raps while buying chicken from a place in Camden is not my idea of a good reality show.
I know it is difficult to take us seriously sometimes, particularly given the many bad raps we have been given in the press.