punching bag

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punch·ing bag

 (pŭn′chĭng)
n.
1. A stuffed or inflated bag made of leather or other durable material that is either mounted on a stand or suspended at a height suitable for being punched or kicked for practice or exercise.
2. A target of frequent criticism or abuse: "He ... became a punching bag for every comic's fat jokes" (Vanity Fair).

punch′ing bag`


n.
an inflated or stuffed bag, usu. suspended, punched with the fists as an exercise.
[1895–1900]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.punching bag - a person on whom another person vents their angerpunching bag - a person on whom another person vents their anger; "he resigned because his boss used him as a punching bag"
victim - an unfortunate person who suffers from some adverse circumstance
2.punching bag - an inflated ball or bag that is suspended and punched for training in boxingpunching bag - an inflated ball or bag that is suspended and punched for training in boxing
ball - round object that is hit or thrown or kicked in games; "the ball travelled 90 mph on his serve"; "the mayor threw out the first ball"; "the ball rolled into the corner pocket"
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I opened up my kicking bag the other day to get my boots and gold confetti came tumbling out.
Jude used to say it was only 22 men kicking bag of wind round a field, not matter of life or death.