bum-rap

bum rap

noun Slang.
1.
an unjust accusation, verdict, or punishment: He was sent to prison on a bum rap.
2.
an adverse opinion or judgment considered undeserved or unjust: The review was a bum rap, but I liked the play.
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bum rap
 
n
1.  a trumped-up or false charge
2.  an unjust punishment

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bum rap definition


  1. n.
    a false criminal charge. (Underworld. The same as bad rap.) : This is a bum rap, and you know it.
  2. tv.
    and bum-rap. to talk ill about someone; to accuse someone of something falsely. : You're always bum-rapping your car!
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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