rag out(redirected from rag them out)
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1. slang To get dressed up in formal or fancy clothes. Often used in passive constructions. It's a pretty informal ceremony—you don't have to rag out or anything. I love getting ragged out for special occasions.
2. slang To scold, reprimand, or berate someone, especially with undue intensity or aggression. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "rag" and "out." It's a pretty informal ceremony—you don't have to rag out or anything. I love getting ragged out for special occasions.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
rag OutSl. to dress up. I like to rag out and go to parties. I hate to rag out. I like comfortable clothes. rag someone about someone or something
1. to complain to someone about someone or something. Why are you always ragging me about Mary? Stop ragging me about being late.
2. to tease someone about someone or something. I wish you would stop ragging me about my hat. Why do you always rag me about my funny walk? I can't help it.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
in. to dress up. I hate to rag out. I like comfortable clothes.
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