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feed bag

or feedbag

Also called nose bag. a bag for feeding horses, placed before the mouth and fastened around the head with straps.
put on the feed bag, Slang. to have a meal; eat:
When his friends put on the feed bag, they finish everything in sight.
Origin of feed bag
An Americanism dating back to 1830-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • It gets us in London just about in time to put on the feed bag.

    Dave Dawson with the R.A.F R. Sidney Bowen
  • Then he shook hands with his coloured brother, returned him the feed bag, and waited for Wilkinson.

    Two Knapsacks

    John Campbell
  • I wish we had tied a feed bag to her nosethen shed show some speed, laughed Julie.

    Girl Scouts at Dandelion Camp Lillian Elizabeth Roy
  • I can hear him still, with the sweat running off his face like oats spilling from a feed bag.

    Thoroughbreds W. A. Fraser
  • Ev'ry bloke dat wuz hungry would have a feed bag an w'enever he wanted it.

    Bowery Life Chuck Connors
  • I answered, 'Your horse's feed bag and the shade over his head were both of them invented by women.'

    Woman in Science

    John Augustine Zahm

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