take the rap

take the rap
   If you take the rap, you accept blame or punishment for something, even if you are not responsible.
   If you take the rap for something, you accept blame or punishment for it, even if you have not done it.
   

The whole class had to take the rap for the disorder.


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  • take the rap — (for (something)) to be blamed or punished unfairly for something you have not done. Reublinger has often taken the rap for bad decisions made by his boss …   New idioms dictionary

  • take the rap — ► take the rap informal be punished or blamed for something. Main Entry: ↑rap …   English terms dictionary

  • take the rap — (informal) BE PUNISHED, take the blame, suffer (the consequences), pay (the price). → rap * * * take the rap (slang) To take the blame or punishment, esp in place of another • • • Main Entry: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • take the rap — informal why should I take the rap for what Clarence did? Syn: be punished, take the blame, suffer, suffer the consequences, pay, pay the price …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • take the rap — receive punishment, be accused and punished The owner of the restaurant was forced to take the rap over allowing underage workers to work at night …   Idioms and examples

  • take the rap — to be blamed or punished for something bad that has happened, especially when it is not your fault. I m not going to take the rap for someone else s mistakes. (often + for) …   New idioms dictionary

  • take the rap (for something) — informal phrase to be blamed or punished, especially for something that you did not do There’s no way I’m taking the rap for his mistakes. Thesaurus: to be punishedsynonym punishment of being legally killedhyponym …   Useful english dictionary

  • take the rap (for somebody) — take the ˈrap (for sb/sth) idiom (informal) to be blamed or punished, especially for sth you have not done Syn: take the blame • She was prepared to take the rap for the shoplifting, though it had been her sister s idea. Main entry: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • take the rap for something — take the rap (for (something)) to be blamed or punished unfairly for something you have not done. Reublinger has often taken the rap for bad decisions made by his boss …   New idioms dictionary

  • take the rap for — take the rap (for (something)) to be blamed or punished unfairly for something you have not done. Reublinger has often taken the rap for bad decisions made by his boss …   New idioms dictionary

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