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rag out

verb phrase

To dress in one's best clothes; doll up (entry form 1875+, variant 1934+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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  • His shoulders dragged as though under a pack, and every trace of boyishness was wrung like a rag out of his face.

    The Sick-a-Bed Lady Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
  • Got his rag out that evening on the bowlinggreen because I sailed inside him.

    Ulysses James Joyce
  • He reached down and took hold of the man's arm—took the rag out of his hand.

    The Colossus Opie Read
  • I gets me rag out an' tells 'im ter mind 'is own bleed'n' business.

    Combed Out Fritz August Voigt
  • When the pad gets inky turn another part of the rag out to give a clean wiping surface.

    Typesetting A. A. Stewart
  • He shoved it into the lieutenant's hand and hoisted Jerry like a rag out of Daley's arms.

    The Giants From Outer Space Geoff St. Reynard
  • Well, I got my rag out properly and I caught him by the throat and shook him till he was blue in the face.

    Combed Out Fritz August Voigt
  • Hyndman got his rag out and yelled, 'Stop talkin' there, will yer?'

    Combed Out Fritz August Voigt

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