“That’s a wrap!” is what a director says when filming is complete.
You can wrap a gift or wrap yourself in silk; your beloved might have you wrapped around his or her finger. But you don’t get a bad wrap (unless it’s at a sandwich shop)!
In addition to referring to a style of music, rap is slang for an accusation of criminal activity:
“I’m not will to take the rap for something I didn’t do.”
(A rap sheet refers to a criminal record.)
A bad rap can refer to any kind of negative charge or reputation.
Rap can also mean a sharp blow:
The judge rapped her gavel to quell the unrest in the courtroom.
“Rap on the door later and we can go for a walk.”
Doug gets a bad rap for being too wrapped up in his work, but he’s very good at what he does.
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