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ragtag 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
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Scott Walker starred for Penarth Panthers as they put Ragtag Rovers to the sword by an outstanding 13-0, while Luke Bowen proved the architect for FC Falcons in a comfortable 5-2 triumph over CC Allstars.
Lady Soraya spies on the traitorous city governor of a besieged city, while her half-brother Jiaan commands a ragtag army.
UKRAINIAN AMERICAN ARMS MERCHANT URI Orlov (Nicholas Cage) is off to Africa to make his fortune in Andrew Niccol's Lord of War (Lions Gate), and both Uri and his adopted homeland (the largest weapons dealer on the planet) are happy to balance their books by selling weapons of every shape and size to a ragtag collection of petty tyrants, corrupt warlords, and murderous rebels--regardless of the murderous consequences to the impoverished and war-torn African nations that cannot afford to feed the children callously "drafted" into their endless wars and revolutions.
He joined a ragtag army fighting against its country's rebels; she donned the uniform of a well-armed enemy force that was in direct conflict with America, one that had killed tens of thousands of Americans.
And this, Paul argues, is obvious from the divine point of view as witnessed by the congregation itself, a ragtag collection that consists mostly of the poor and the overlooked of his age.
Nevertheless, the nation that repelled both British and Soviet invasions fell in just a matter of weeks to a ragtag coalition of Green Berets, Pashtun militias, and Northern Alliance rebels.
It is hard to imagine that our parents, the smart artists of the historical establishment, were not guys in nubby suits and black-framed glasses but rather a bunch of ragtag hipster nerds in cutoff shorts.
For show business, "Broadway among (schooled in every kind of dance and imbued with a tradition) are matchless and, in a ragtag fashion, exquisitely trained, or at least exquisitely fitted to their tasks.
The ragtag peasant army rose up in the jungles of Mexico on January 1, 1994, the date the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) took effect.
Bard stands for freedom of expression--the opening gala was briefly interrupted by a ragtag bunch of student protestors and one nude woman bearing a sign 'Drop Tuition Not Foil'--and the Center captures that anarchic spirit.
How best to respond when the Reverend Phelps comes to your town with his ragtag band brandishing their "God Hates Fags" signs?
In the late 1980s such media as deigned to notice Manning and his ragtag band of followers generally pronounced them "kooks"; people who met in church basements or municipal arenas to hear from a shy, bespectacled man with a high, squeaky voice about how Canadian politics might be done differently.
Subsequent chapters in particular demonstrate Ross's empathy for the struggles of ex-slaves, indigenous Africans and ragtag Europeans seeking respectability through the adoption of habits associated with Englishness in the colony.
MADRID A ragtag of side businesses are propping up Telefonica Media's terrestrial broadcaster Antena 3, which has been hit by an advertising slump.