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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.     

rag-and-bone man        ( rag-and-bone men    plural  ) A rag-and-bone man is a person who goes from street to street in a vehicle or with a horse and cart buying things such as old clothes and furniture.  
  (BRIT)      n-count  
in AM, use junkman, junk dealer     
rag doll        ( rag dolls    plural  ) A rag doll is a soft doll made of cloth.      n-count  
rag rug        ( rag rugs    plural  ) A rag rug is a small carpet made of old pieces of cloth stitched or woven together.      n-count  
rag trade     
The rag trade is the business and industry of making and selling clothes, especially women's clothes.      n-sing   the N  
The rag trade is extremely competitive, and one needs plenty of contacts in order to survive.     
wash-rag        ( wash-rags    plural  ) , washrag   A wash-rag is the same as a washcloth.  
  (AM)      n-count  
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1    castoffs, old clothes, tattered clothing, tatters  
2    in rags      down at heel, out at elbow, ragged, seedy, shabby, tattered  
1    finery, gladrags, Sunday best  

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