black-bag job


noun Informal.

surreptitious or illegal entry or activity by government agents seeking incriminating evidence.

Nearby words

  1. black-and-tan,
  2. black-and-tan terrier,
  3. black-and-white,
  4. black-backed gull,
  5. black-bag,
  6. black-bellied plover,
  7. black-billed cuckoo,
  8. black-billed magpie,
  9. black-capped chickadee,
  10. black-coated

Origin of black-bag job

An Americanism dating back to 1970–75

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