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Re: Playing the rag game

Posted by ESC on July 14, 2006

In Reply to: Playing the rag game posted by Jonathan on July 14, 2006

: Where did the phrase "playing the rag game" and similar phrases using the word rag or ragging come from and why the use of that word.

That's a good question. And I don't have the answer. There's a Brit phrase -- losing your rag. See http://www.phrases.org.uk/bulletin_board/11/messages/569.html

Then there's a cowboy game of taking the rag off the bush. And, of course, on the rag.