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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!
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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.
See also: and, bobtail
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In contrast, the flexible protein structures in a bobtail squid's platelets can quickly change configuration.
Hoopes, GreenHunter Energy's President and COO, stated, "The addition of six new bobtail trucks to our fleet is much needed.
This novel was just the thing for this time of year, when one [or this reader at least] prefers to avoid the dark and graphic (the people of Jarrett Creek and Bobtail are delightful), and it is recommended.
25-inch Commander model slide with a single-stack bobtail frame.
There are Burmese, American Wirehair, Bengal, Bombay, Burmese, Japanese Bobtail, Javanese, Norwegian Forest, Russian Blue, Turkish Angora.
In addition to the Commander-sized shorter barrel, the Combatant Carry features the Bobtail mainspring housing pioneered by Ed Brown.
I don't have any time for this karmic bobtail and ragtag but she said, 'I see tractors and wheat fields'.
The PT-CBOB differs from the PT-C with the inclusion of the renowned Ed Brown bobtail mainspring housing, allowing it to be carried with more ease and concealability.
The exhibit features a 1956 Cooper Formula Bobtail, one of only five such cars owned in the United States, a 1962 Formula Jr.
Which of the following about the bobtail squid's unique reflector is false?
Mum Suzanne, who lives in Ludford Road, Camp Hill, correctly guessed that the giant teddy's name is Bobtail.
WASHINGTON -- Alcoa (NYSE:AA) announced today that it will offer two new fasteners for the defense market - the Huck 360 and the Bobtail.
The new equipment comprises three new Peterbilt 388 Bobtail trucks with 100 barrel (BBL) Vacuum Tanks and three new Peterbilt 388 Bobtail trucks with 100 barrel HAZMAT DOT 407/412 Certified Tanks, equipment that will service oil and gas operators in the Marcellus and Utica Shale plays in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia.
The CCO Bobtail features a medium-length trigger shoe that makes up the difference between the shorter mainspring housing and the space to the trigger itself.
After showing bags of promise in two previous outings, Zigzag Bobtail (3.