Bum rap

Bum rap
unjust or false conviction; unfair assessment or review

Dictionary of Australian slang . 2013.

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  • bum rap — [n] rotten deal bad break*, bad deal, bad rap*, bum deal*, bummer*, drag*, frameup, lousy deal, misfortune, raw deal, stroke of bad luck*, the shaft*; concepts 674,679 …   New thesaurus

  • bum rap — noun singular INFORMAL unfair criticism or blame for something …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • bum rap — noun Etymology: bum (VIII) slang : a false charge or conviction of crime especially resulting in a prison term : frame up a bookie who has done five years … on a bum rap and is once more on the loose John McCarten * * * Slang. 1. an unjust… …   Useful english dictionary

  • bum rap — 1. n. a false criminal charge. (Underworld. The same as bad rap.) □ This is a bum rap, and you know it. UIfa crook didn’t scream that he got a bum rap, I might think he was really innocent. 2. AND bum rap tv. to talk ill about someone; to accuse… …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • bum rap — 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. * * * …   Universalium

  • bum rap — noun a) A false accusation, or an injustice, especially one that leads to imprisonment. . . . going over the top of the wall of the Trenton prison, where I was sent on a bum rap. b) An undeservedly unfavorable …   Wiktionary

  • bum rap — np False accusation. They kept him after school for smoking in the men s room but he got a bum rap. 1940s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

  • bum rap — See a bum rap …   English idioms

  • bum rap — Australian Slang unjust or false conviction; unfair assessment or review …   English dialects glossary

  • bum rap — noun informal, chiefly N. Amer. a false charge leading to imprisonment …   English new terms dictionary

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