like a rag doll

like a rag doll

With one's limbs flopping around uncontrollably. He tumbled down the hill like a rag doll before coming to rest in a heap down below. The mountain lion took the dog in its jaws and shook it around like a rag doll.
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like a rag doll

If someone is like a rag doll, they have no strength and cannot control their movements, often because they are being treated violently. He picked the boy up and shook him like a rag doll. I saw a dog throwing a girl around like a rag doll. Note: A `rag doll' is a child's doll made of cloth.
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Jenny told the Sunday ECHO: "The dog came out of nowhere and just grabbed Izzy and started ragging her around like a rag doll.
His girlfriend was pulled by the hair, kicked, bitten and thrown around like a rag doll.
The dogs' owner was unable to drag them away as they clamped their jaws on Broagan and shook her like a rag doll.
Lucas had eight stitches and will always have scarring after being pulled like a rag doll.
A child would be picked up and thrown down - just like a rag doll.
10 Anna Nicole Smith: Looks like a rag doll trapped in a wind machine.
Some hefty teenage lad throwing you around like a rag doll to Strip The Willow, the entire gym hall thick with the aroma of pubescent, sweating 15-year-olds.
Witness Meryl Rice, 46, of Charles Lakin Close, whose daughter Lauren Jade uses the bus, said: "She was like a rag doll and went up into the air.
Looking so small and vulnerable and obviously an unwilling sacrifice, she threw herself into her frenzied dancing, whipping her arms in circles, springing like a gazelle surrounded by a pride of lions, flopping like a rag doll before setting off once more.
It bit her and was dragging her round like a rag doll.
A SOUTHPORT man was mowed down like a rag doll after a car repeatedly reversed over him, a court has heard.
A PET Jack Russell died after being shaken like a rag doll by a Rottweiler.
A father told a murder trial yesterday how he found his son lying like a rag doll.
Little Natalie McFadyen was tossed around like a rag doll by the crazed animal.
And pal Faith Paine, 18, who was on the ride at the time, said: "She was flung about like a rag doll and was foaming at the mouth.