- 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 (def. 1).
Idioms about 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 variations of bag
OTHER WORDS FROM bagbag·like, adjectiveun·bagged, adjective
Other definitions for bag (2 of 2)
How to use bag in a sentence
It’s in the parking lot where I’m sure to grab another joy of the skiing un-posh—the brown bag lunch.How COVID-19 Could Actually Be Good for Skiing|Marc Peruzzi|November 20, 2020|Outside Online
There’s a constant cadence in college football of familiar names hammering away at familiar punching bags.With A Win Over Ohio State, Indiana Would Be In The Big Ten Driver’s Seat. Wait, What?|Josh Planos|November 18, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
When the lockdown was lifted in May, field organizers in the Navajo Nation returned to the ground and left flyers with voting information inside resealable plastic bags at people’s doors.How the Navajo Nation helped Democrats win Arizona|Rachel Ramirez|November 12, 2020|Vox
He carries canvas bags full of files and notes — “a bag for each project,” he says — from room to room.Sharing a home office with your partner? Here’s how to keep the peace.|Amanda Long|November 12, 2020|Washington Post
She had taken only a small bag with her, thinking she would return home afterward.
Here, littered in lonely fields and now bagged and loaded onto trains, is the bloody reality.To Truly Shame Putin, Show Us the Bodies of MH17|Tim Teeman|July 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
All meals are packed (abundantly) into Styrofoam containers and bagged with plastic utensils.The Heart and Soul (Food) of Orlando|Jane & Michael Stern|June 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Last year, U.S. airlines bagged over 3.5 billion dollars in luggage fees.How to Get Cheaper Tickets, Live Like a Local, and Other Great Travel Hacks|Brandon Presser|June 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Cressida, 20 at the time, bagged the job through half-sister Isabella Calthorpe, who had a lead role, according to the paper.Cressida Bonas's Risqué Film Role Comes Back To Haunt Her|Tom Sykes|October 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Pair with a pre-bagged salad and a simple oil-and-vinegar dressing.A Declaration of Financial Independence|Megan McArdle|February 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
His reverie was interrupted by the arrival of a fine mallard, which was bagged without delay.Gold-Seeking on the Dalton Trail|Arthur R. Thompson
And there was nice split-bottom chairs, and perfectly sound, too—not bagged down in the middle and busted, like an old basket.Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Complete|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
It looked just then as though Lieutenant Lyon had bagged the twenty-two guerillas in the upper story of the mansion.A Lieutenant at Eighteen|Oliver Optic
The hunt was a long one, and the game was bagged even unto the last, but that is neither here nor there.Blazed Trail Stories|Stewart Edward White
Lovely, with a show of insouciance, bagged three gerunds and one gerundive.The Varmint|Owen Johnson
British Dictionary definitions for bag
- with all one's belongings
Word Origin for bag
Other Idioms and Phrases with bag
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