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credibility gap

noun
1.
a lack of popular confidence in the truth of the claims or public statements made by the federal government, large corporations, politicians, etc.: a credibility gap between the public and the power company.
2.
a perceived discrepancy between statements and actual performance or behavior.

Origin:
1965–70, Americanism

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credibility gap
 
n
a disparity between claims or statements made and the evident facts of the situation or circumstances to which they relate

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