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rag, tag, and bobtail

The lowest social class; the common people. You must be joking—a person of my social status can't eat with the ragtag and bobtail at a fast-food place!
See also: and, bobtail

rag, tag, and bobtail

a group of people perceived as disreputable or undesirable.
A bobtail is a horse or dog with a docked tail, while rag and tag both express the idea of ‘tattered clothes’: the phrase literally means ‘people in ragged clothes together with their dogs and horses’. The forms tag, rag, and bobtail , ragtag and bobtail , and tagrag and bobtail are also found.
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In the children's TV series Rag, Tag and Bobtail, what kind of animal was Tag?
Mr Hare is a scruffy rag, tag and bobtail, hungry hare with a secret that gradually reveals as the story unfolds.
He was one of the first television characters developed for children and he and his friends Teddy and Looby Loo were such a success that the BBC launched Watch With Mother featuring shows like The Woodentops and Rag, Tag And Bobtail.
That rag, tag and bobtail defence has been transformed into the meanest unit in the Premier League.
Do you not think we have better things to do than to chase up every rag, tag and bobtail rumour, innuendo and smear that anyone with a book to sell chooses to pump into the ether" Mandelson said at a conference in London.
But he wasn't just back in third, he was four and half lengths back in third and five lengths clear of Rag, Tag and Bobtail in literally hopeless pursuit in what was a race of imperishable quality, and unimpeachable class.
Monday was Picture Book, Tuesday showed Andy Pandy, Wednesday had The Flowerpot Men, Thursday was Rag, Tag and Bobtail, Friday The Woodentops.
Then there was Rag, Tag and Bobtail, a Watch With Mother puppet show.
If the BBC listened to me, we would see the return of Rag, Tag and Bobtail.
McKenna does, however, include on the itinerary of his voyage of discovery some fresh ports of call, producing, for instance, resurfacing statements of sundry rag, tag and bobtail prosecution witnesses at the Wilde trial, hidden these last hundred years, dust-gathering on the shelves in a cubby-hole at the office of Sir George Lewis, Queensberry's solicitor.
Think of the millions the wretched Community Fund has wasted on the rag, tag and bobtail causes that no one who buys a ticket has any time for.
As part of the rag, tag and bobtail of a group of players, he could perhaps hope to escape notice.
Maybe it's because unfashionable Huddersfield used to be a rag, tag and bobtail outfit while Warrington have an image as one of Super League's big spenders.
The first step would be removing the rag, tag and bobtail 650 Politopolists, who together have put us in our current situation.