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take the rap

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  • take the blame
  • be blamed
  • be punished
  • suffer the consequences
  • pay for something

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to make a noise by striking

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rap out: to speak suddenly or sharply, as from surprise or emotion

the sound made by a light blow

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words expressive of strong disapproval

a judicial decision, especially one setting the punishment to be inflicted on a convicted person

an exchanging of views

to speak together and exchange ideas and opinions about

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a reproach for some lapse or misdeed

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a gentle blow

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the sound made by a gentle blow

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voluble conversation

genre of African-American music of the 1980s and 1990s in which rhyming lyrics are chanted to a musical accompaniment

the act of hitting vigorously

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strike sharply

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make light, repeated taps on a surface

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perform rap music

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talk volubly

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As a result of the pills taking the rap Mr Timpson has been retired on the grounds of ill-health on a pension of pounds 58,000 a year, enough to have put a couple of bobbies permanently back on the beat.
Mr Larmond has been used by these people and he is now in effect taking the rap,'' said Jonathan Green, in mitigation.
AN online cosmetics firm is offering to provide an answer to the male dilemma of what to do when they forget a partner's birthday - by taking the rap themselves for late gifts.
Hardman brothers Grant and Phil have returned to save sister Sam from taking the rap for the murder of Dirty Den.
Bush admitted: 'I'm taking the rap too, of course, that's what elections are all about.
Tim has been in jail since Christmas after taking the rap for Emily's crime wave.
But it's so juicy I really don't mind taking the rap.
When Tom and Diana decide to investigate a spate of mysterious thefts at Bayview, things don't quite go as planned and Tom ends up taking the rap for a shoplifting charge.
She also got snapped by a speed camera, but conned Steve into taking the rap saying she had nine points on her licence.
If this catches on cabinet ministers will be taking responsibility for unpopular decisions and chairmen of privatised utilities publicly taking the rap for disasters.
Instead of taking the rap himself, Michael Portillo left it to his Armed Forces Minister, Nicholas Soames.