ragtag and bobtail
or rag, tag, and bobtail; tagrag and bobtail
- the riffraff; rabble: The ragtag and bobtail of every nation poured into the frontier in search of gold.
Origin of ragtag and bobtail
First recorded in 1810–20
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Think of the rag-tag-and-bobtail they will bring with them!'Demos
It has the credit of leading public opinion, when it only follows it; and look at the rag-tag-and-bobtail that contribute to it.