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Related to rap on the knuckles: bum rap, rap across the knuckles, take the rap, rap over the knuckles
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HENRI CAMARA has received a rap on the knuckles from Wigan manager Paul Jewell after going AWOL last weekend.
And where is the discouragement to stop carrying drugs if those in this sub-culture know that, in the West Midlands, there is a chance they will receive little more than a rap on the knuckles if they are caught?
Michael Cammalleri got called into the coach's office Tuesday morning and received a proverbial rap on the knuckles.