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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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But the Government off-loaded responsibility to the BBC, which turned itself into a punchbag on the issue by threatening to abolish the concession.
Following his sickening assault in Wythenshawe, his terrified victim told police: "I won't be used as his punchbag anymore.
And a black-and-red punchbag was also among the former Foreign Secretary's belongings getting the heave-ho yesterday.
Instead, the 27-year-old has confidently claimed he'll be able to pick Benn (4-0) apart with his movement in the ring, warning his opponent he won't be a "punchbag" like he believes 'The Destroyer's' previous conquests have been.
Removal men were snapped lugging gym gear, including a punchbag and rowing machine, into his new PS10.8million home.
THE Welsh Ambulance Service has made "remarkable progress" in the past 12 months after being used as a "regular punchbag" by critics, the Deputy Health Minister has claimed.
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.
THE head of football's antidiscrimination body Kick It Out discrimination has responded to attacks by Rio Ferdinand in his autobiography by saying it deserves better than to be his "punchbag".
The judge said the family used Kinsella LIKE a "punchbag" and treated him "LIKE a dog".
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Punchbag Laundry PS19.99 from www.menkind.co.uk NOT only is boxing a great way to get active, but it is an unbelievably effective stress reliever too.
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.