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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 for feed bag
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
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British Dictionary definitions for feed bag
/ (ˈfiːdˌbæɡ) /
any bag in which feed for livestock is sacked
US and Canadian a bag, fastened around the head of a horse and covering the nose, in which feed is placedAlso called (in Britain and certain other countries): nosebag
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