Meaning of credibility gap

credibil'ity gap"

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a lack of popular confidence in the truth of the claims or public statements made by the federal government, large corporations, politicians, etc.: a credibility gap between the public and the power company.
  2. a perceived discrepancy between statements and actual performance or behavior.
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