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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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I look at his opponents so far and they've been punchbags, walking forward and doing nothing.
The pilot scheme at Gymbox in Holborn, London, is also offering stressed-out workers the chance to deck their boss or even an ex' with the development of personalised human punchbags.
The gym hopes to recruit more fearless members of the public via Facebook to be its human punchbags.
An even worse crime was perpetrated by those who begrudgingly took people in as evacuees, sold their ration books and treated them as drudges and punchbags.
I felt it was becoming a liberty beating those old punchbags, defenceless as they are.
Ben Creighton came up with novelty punchbags echoing a scene in Rocky in which Sylvester Stallone's character trains by hitting sides of beef when he set up Queensbury 12.
BACKING: David Price FI T: Punchbags could help children relieve tensions
His wife-to-be was murdered during a break-in at her home and since then he has stumbled through his shattered life, living above a New York boxing gym where he takes out his anger on the punchbags.
The six officers, including Assistant Chief Constable Stuart Hyde, will be pounding the punchbags in a sponsored three-hour session to raise much needed cash for Sport Relief.
The money has gone towards new equipment such as punchbags, sparring gloves, hand pads and headgear.
Trash talking and hype are as much a part of the fight game as gum shields and punchbags but Morrison has never been comfortable talking himself up.
And I appreciate all those family and friends who've been metaphorical punchbags.