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Some see the comedy—best represented by Domhnall Gleeson’s punching bag Hux—as consistent with the franchise’s legacy of wisecracks.
But as Exclaim! points out, the wildest moment is probably when Corgan stands up for Nickelback, every music dork’s favorite punching bag.
No longer will Purdue be the punching bag squads look to as a soft spot on their league slate.
But the 49ers, once Seattle’s most heated rival, have instead been the Seahawks’ biggest punching bag the last few years, the team to see when the patient has felt a little ill.
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PUNCHING BAG Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of punching bag for English Language Learners
: a very heavy bag that usually hangs from the ceiling and that is punched for exercise or training
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