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punching bag

noun punch·ing bag \ˈpən-chiŋ-\

: a very heavy bag that usually hangs from the ceiling and that is punched for exercise or training

Full Definition of PUNCHING BAG

1
:  a stuffed or inflated bag usually suspended for free movement and punched for exercise or for training in boxing
2
:  one who is routinely abused or defeated by another
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First Known Use of PUNCHING BAG

1886

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