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a bum/bad rap

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englisha bum/bad rapa bum/bad rapespecially American English informalUNFAIR unfair treatment or punishment Cleveland always gets a bum rap in the press. rap
Examples from the Corpus
a bum/bad rapShe said social programs of the 1960s have gotten a bad rap in the 1990s.They got me on a bum rap.Yalta's bad name was in some ways a bum rap.
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