in rags

in rags

Fig. in worn-out and torn clothing. Oh, look at my clothing. I can't go to the party in rags! I think the new casual fashions make you look as if you're in rags.
See also: rag
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A BABYSITTER who dressed up a tot in rags to take him begging while his unsuspecting parents were at work is facing child cruelty charges.
Thebaby'smumDeng,said:"My son's face was blackened dirty and he was dressed in rags.