punching bag

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Synonyms for punching bag

a person on whom another person vents their anger

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an inflated ball or bag that is suspended and punched for training in boxing

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It is unfortunate that they have become the punching bags in the last few years.
Not treated like a punching bag, money bag or whatever?
Everybody with half a brain knows that a punching bag, when walloped, bounces back.
This was a grapelike cluster of about three dozen overlapping heads, each approximately the size of a punching bag, suspended on wires from the pole; the vaselike receptacles, bearing the petrified impressions of fingers that handled them fleetingly, aggressively, or tenderly, brought to mind Louise Bourgeois's Lair, 1986.
After all, the GLB community has served as the punching bag of the religious right wing political movement more than once, and the Republican Party has been pandering to the religious right wing for years.
The insurance industry has been a frequent punching bag by techno-pundits," he said.
After his oh-fer performance in Torino, Bode Miller became America's favorite punching bag.
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Fernandez attributed his bosom buddy's new-found strength to the harder punching bag they've been using since training camp started.
Binay was not made a punching bag by the administration during his stint in the Cabinet since resorting to personal attacks is never an option, a Palace official said yesterday.
com)-- Aqua Punching Bag with In Focus Brands launched the newest, multiple-purpose training product at the 2014 MMA World Expo Event this week in NYC to rave reviews, great engagement and sales.
In the video he is in sweatpants, running around the UN and hitting a punching bag to the theme song for 'Rocky.
But Al-Farik is too cagey and committed a villain to sit in a prison cell and serve as a punching bag for an entire miniseries, so a convenient, if dubious twist frees him to plot against America anew, and with an even fiercer vigor.
I]f one had any doubts that budget politics have gone through the looking glass," the article noted, "just guess which former GOP punching bag would get the largest funding increase in 20 years under the Bush budget: the National Endowment for the Arts.
President Bill Clinton's AmeriCorps--a federally funded network of paid "volunteers"--was once a favorite punching bag for conservatives, with the Heritage Foundation, among other right-wing forces, denouncing it as a $575 million boondoggle.