WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
bum rap, [Slang.]
  1. Slang Termsan unjust accusation, verdict, or punishment:He was sent to prison on a bum rap.
  2. Slang Termsan adverse opinion or judgment considered undeserved or unjust:The review was a bum rap, but I liked the play.

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