Origin of grab bag
How to use grab bag in a sentence
Antoine himself had recently been arrested on a six-year-old warrant for a dime bag of weed.Ground Zero of the NYPD Slowdown|Batya Ungar-Sargon|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Elle magazine shot an editorial in September, one picture revealing a teacup pig sitting pretty by a mini Tyler Alexandra bag.Handbags: The More You Pay, The Smaller They Shrink|Elizabeth Landers|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“Which proves he is as dumb as a bag of hammers,” the official says.Protesters Slimed This Good Samaritan Cop|Michael Daly|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They were allowed to bring one bag per family, which most fill with food.Inside the Smuggling Networks Flooding Europe with Refugees|Barbie Latza Nadeau|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He kept it in a brown paper bag stashed in the bathroom of his office.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Drone: the largest tube of a bag-pipe, giving forth a dull heavy tone.Gulliver's Travels|Jonathan Swift
I shall only be away for six months; you know I have made up my mind to get rid of the whole bag of tricks.
Thank you for nothing, Reginald; however, I shall certainly take a dip in the lucky-bag at the Castle.
She stood looking at him as he danced around the bag, busily punching its rotund sides.
"I think she'll pay your mother back to-morrow," said Hugh, remembering the fatness of the pink bag.Rosemary in Search of a Father|C. N. Williamson
British Dictionary definitions for grab bag
Other Idioms and Phrases with grab bag
A miscellaneous collection, as in The meeting amounted to a grab bag of petty complaints. This term alludes to a container offered at a party or fair, where one dips in for a party favor or prize without knowing what one will get. [Mid-1800s]