To dress in one's best clothes; doll up (entry form 1875+, variant 1934+)
His shoulders dragged as though under a pack, and every trace of boyishness was wrung like a rag out of his face.
Got his rag out that evening on the bowlinggreen because I sailed inside him.
He reached down and took hold of the man's arm—took the rag out of his hand.
I gets me rag out an' tells 'im ter mind 'is own bleed'n' business.
When the pad gets inky turn another part of the rag out to give a clean wiping surface.
He shoved it into the lieutenant's hand and hoisted Jerry like a rag out of Daley's arms.
Well, I got my rag out properly and I caught him by the throat and shook him till he was blue in the face.
Hyndman got his rag out and yelled, 'Stop talkin' there, will yer?'