ragtag and bobtail

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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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Now, some six decades later, she is still at the forefront, working and mentoring in her Vermont redoubt while the ceramics parade, vastly bigger, continues--a ragtag-and-bobtail conglomeration of floats bearing makers of all persuasions: from sedate mugsters to flamboyant divas, academics pontificating from palanquins, seekers and makers of various grails, not to mention pierced and tattooed stilt-walkers juggling web-site management, relationship scenarios, bills, teaching responsibilities and 'studio time'.