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feed bag

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noun
  1. Also called nose bag. a bag for feeding horses, placed before the mouth and fastened around the head with straps.
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Idioms
  1. put on the feed bag, Slang. to have a meal; eat: When his friends put on the feed bag, they finish everything in sight.
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Origin of feed bag

An Americanism dating back to 1830–40
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Historical Examples

  • He used to bring me candy from town, hidden in his feed-bag.

    My Antonia

    Willa Cather

  • "I wish it off," the villain laughed, and it joined the growing heap in the feed-bag.

    Excuse Me!

    Rupert Hughes

  • He picked it up and dropped it into the feed-bag he had swung at his side.

    Excuse Me!

    Rupert Hughes

  • The prince called the guardian, and said to him, "Fill the feed-bag of his mule."

  • It was he now who rushed into the street to pick up a horse's feed-bag and restore it to its place.