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rag doll

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noun
  1. a stuffed doll, especially of cloth.
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Origin of rag doll

First recorded in 1850–55
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Idioms and Phrases with rag doll

rag doll

A limp, ineffectual person, as in You won't get a decision from her; she's a rag doll when it comes to making up her mind. This expression transfers the limpness of a soft doll made from scraps of cloth to human behavior. [Mid-1800s]

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