Definition of credibility gap in English:

credibility gap


  • An apparent difference between what is said or promised and what happens or is true.

    • ‘The credibility gap these days is as wide as the Forth, and just as deep.’
    • ‘This is where the credibility gap widens enormously.’
    • ‘The clumsiness of this campaign meant it plummeted into a bottomless credibility gap, and those behind it wasted their money.’
    • ‘I would also say that there is a growing credibility gap between what is said and what is being done.’
    • ‘There is a huge credibility gap in the argument for war.’
    • ‘The gulf between the two has created an enormous credibility gap.’
    • ‘‘This creates something of a credibility gap,’ he said.’
    • ‘As for enterprises, dishonesty only brings about a credibility gap, which greatly increases transaction costs and ultimately deters further development.’
    • ‘These two are good enough that there are times when their performances bridge the credibility gap created by the script.’
    • ‘‘There's a credibility gap between what companies claim to be doing, and what they're actually doing,’ says Forrester's Orlov.’
    • ‘This will have serious long term pay offs and close the credibility gap.’
    • ‘The widening space between concept and reality has become a credibility gap it's getting harder and harder to cross.’
    • ‘When you start cutting deals, that's when you slow down rights and put yourself in a credibility gap.’
    • ‘There is a huge credibility gap between what is agreed and what actually gets implemented in rectifying the global balance of commerce.’
    • ‘Leading high street banks face a massive credibility gap over the next few weeks as directors queue up to present news of bulging profits.’
    • ‘The Europeans must also close the credibility gap.’
    • ‘It is gradually opening up the credibility gap between what it says about the economy to the business community, and what it actually does.’
    • ‘In some cases, signs of a credibility gap are so severe that they ooze from companies' financial statements - and translate into plummeting stock prices.’
    • ‘This concept of the play is immediately appealing, but it is not long into the production before the audience is called upon to bridge a major credibility gap.’
    • ‘The disconnect between the administration's rhetoric and the reality there on the ground has opened not just a credibility gap but a creditability chasm.’


credibility gap

/ˌkredəˈbilədē ɡap/