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  ( rags    plural  )
1       n-var   A rag is a piece of old cloth which you can use to clean or wipe things.  
He was wiping his hands on an oily rag.     
2       n-plural   Rags are old torn clothes.  
There were men, women and small children, some dressed in rags.     
3       n-count   People refer to a newspaper as a rag when they have a poor opinion of it.  
INFORMAL, disapproval   `This man Tom works for a local rag,' he said.     
5    You use rags to riches to describe the way in which someone quickly becomes very rich after they have been quite poor.  
rags to riches      phrase  
His was a rags-to-riches story and people admire that.     
6    If you describe something as a red rag to a bull   , you mean that it is certain to make a particular person or group very angry.      
  (mainly BRIT)  
a red rag to a bull             phrase   v-link PHR, like PHR  
This sort of information is like a red rag to a bull for the tobacco companies.     
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bull     ( bulls    plural  )
1       n-count   A bull is a male animal of the cow family.  
2       n-count   Some other male animals, including elephants and whales, are called bulls.  
...a massive bull elephant with huge tusks.     
3       n-count   On the stock market, bulls are people who buy shares in expectation of a price rise, in order to make a profit by selling the shares again after a short time. Compare bear.     (BUSINESS)  
4       n-uncount   If you say that something is bull or a load of bull, you mean that it is complete nonsense or absolutely untrue.  
INFORMAL   I think it's a load of bull...     
    cock-and-bull story  
    pit bull terrier  
6    If you take the bull by the horns, you do something that you feel you ought to do even though it is difficult, dangerous, or unpleasant.  
take the bull by the horns      phrase   V inflects  
Now is the time for the Chancellor to take the bull by the horns and announce a two per cent cut in interest rates.     
    like a red rag to a bull  

bull bar        ( bull bars    plural  ) On some motor vehicles, bull bars are metal bars fixed to the front that are designed to protect it if it crashes.      n-count   usu pl  
bull market        ( bull markets    plural  ) A bull market is a situation on the stock market when people are buying a lot of shares because they expect that the shares will increase in value and that they will be able to make a profit by selling them again after a short time. Compare bear market.     (BUSINESS)      n-count  
bull's-eye        ( bull's-eyes    plural  )
1       n-count   Thebull's-eye is the small circular area at the centre of a target.  
usu the N in sing  
Five of his bullets had hit the bull's-eye.     
2       n-count   In shooting or the game of darts, a bull's-eye is a shot or throw of a dart that hits the bull's-eye.  
3       n-count   If something that you do or say hits thebull's eye, it has exactly the effect that you intended it to have.  
bull terrier        ( bull terriers    plural  ) A bull terrier is a breed of strong dog with a short, whitish coat and a thick neck.      n-count  
    pit bull terrier  
cock-and-bull story        ( cock-and-bull stories    plural  ) If you describe something that someone tells you as a cock-and-bull story, you mean that you do not believe it is true.  
INFORMAL      n-count  
pit bull terrier        ( pit bull terriers    plural  ) A pit bull terrier or a pit bull is a very fierce kind of dog. Some people train pit bull terriers to fight other dogs.      n-count  

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