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punchbag

(ˈpʌntʃˌbæɡ)
n
(Boxing) a suspended stuffed bag that is punched for exercise, esp boxing training. Also called (US and Canadian): punching bag
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Speaking at Unison's third annual health policy forum at the Park Inn Hotel in Cardiff, he said: "I was appointed as Deputy Health Minister not much more than a year ago, and at that time the service was a regular punchbag.
Speaking at Unison's third annual health policy forum at the Park Inn Hotel, in Cardiff, Mr Gething said: "I was appointed as Deputy Health Minister not much more than a year ago, and at that time the service was a regular punchbag.
A recent clip shows the ex-Manchester United midfielder, 40, taking to the punchbag and doing sit-ups.
I still have a punchbag - I had a boxing trainer but got bored.
He said: "Unfortunately we are the punchbag for some people and it's easy to have a punchbag like us.
I suppose it was the equivalent of getting a kid to hit a punchbag, except in this case the punchbag was the manager of the national team.
A DRUNK used a fellow reveller as a punchbag after losing a game in a Tyneside nightclub.
Matt Sherrington of Cheadle, Gtr Manchester, had just smashed the high score on an arcade's coin-operated punchbag machine when the zany Italian walked in and challenged him.
PUMPING iron for 50 minutes, blitzing the punchbag, then sweating it off in the sauna is an intensive gym session by anyone's standards.
t k t t THE most extreme workout yet has just been launched - The Human Punchbag.
WHEN Olly Murs appeared with his right hand in plaster two weeks ago, he said it was broken after he hit a punchbag.
FRUSTRATED Chinese schoolkids are working off stress - by attacking punchbag dummies of teachers.