punching bag

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punching bag (plural punching bags)

  1. A device, consisting of a tough cloth bag over sand or other material, used to practice punching, boxing or kicking.
  2. (figuratively) A person serving as an object of abuse.

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  • (device used to practice punching): speed bag

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