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rap Idioms & Phrases


Not to care a rap

  • to care nothing.
Webster 1913

Not worth a rap

  • worth nothing.
Webster 1913

rap group

  • noun a gathering of people holding a rap session
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rap music

  • noun genre of African-American music of the 1980s and 1990s in which rhyming lyrics are chanted to a musical accompaniment; several forms of rap have emerged
    hip-hop; rap.
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rap session

  • noun conversation in a situation where feelings can be expressed and criticized or supported
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rap sheet

  • noun the daily written record of events (as arrests) in a police station
    charge sheet; police blotter; day book; blotter.
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Spirit rapping

  • noun alleged form of communication with spirits of the dead
    spirit rapping; table tapping.
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  • an alleged form of communication with the spirits of the dead by raps. See Spiritualism, 3.
Webster 1913

table rapping

  • noun alleged form of communication with spirits of the dead
    spirit rapping; table tapping.
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To rap and ren, To rap and rend

  • . Perhaps fr. Icel. hrapa to hurry and ræna plunder, fr. ran plunder, E. ran. To seize and plunder; to snatch by violence. Dryden. "[Ye] waste all that ye may rape and renne." Chaucer.
    All they could rap and rend pilfer. Hudibras.
Webster 1913

To rap and rend

  • . See under Rap, v. t., to snatch.
Webster 1913

To rap out

  • to utter with sudden violence, as an oath.
    A judge who rapped out a great oath. Addison.
Webster 1913

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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