- a person's avocation, hobby, major interest, or obsession: Jazz isn't my bag.
- a person's mood or frame of mind: The boss is in a mean bag today.
- an environment, condition, or situation.
- Informal. plenty; much; many (usually followed by of): bags of time; bags of money.
- Slang. trousers.
verb (used without object), bagged, bag·ging.
verb (used with object), bagged, bag·ging.
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Idioms for bag
- with all one's personal property: When they went to collect the rent, they found he had left, bag and baggage.
- completely, totally: The equipment had disappeared, bag and baggage, without even the slightest trace.
Origin of bag
regional variation note for bag
OTHER WORDS FROM bagbag·like, adjectiveun·bagged, adjective
Words nearby bag
British Dictionary definitions for bag and baggage
- with all one's belongings
verb bags, bagging or bagged
Word Origin for bag
Medical definitions for bag and baggage
Idioms and Phrases with bag and baggage (1 of 2)
All of one's belongings, especially with reference to departing with them; completely, totally. For example, The day he quit his job, John walked out, bag and baggage. Originating in the 1400s, this phrase at first meant an army's property, and to march off bag and baggage meant that the departing army was not leaving anything behind for the enemy's use. By the late 1500s, it had been transferred to other belongings.
Idioms and Phrases with bag and baggage (2 of 2)
In addition to the idioms beginning with bag
- bag and baggage
- bag it
- bag of tricks
- brown bagger
- grab bag
- in the bag
- leave holding the bag
- let the cat out of the bag
- mixed bag