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Idioms for bag

Origin of bag

1200–50; 1920–25 for def 29; Middle English bagge < Old Norse baggi pack, bundle

regional variation note for bag

1. Although bag and sack are both used everywhere throughout the U.S., the more commonly used word in the North Midland U.S. is bag and in the South Midland is sack.

OTHER WORDS FROM bag

bag·like, adjectiveun·bagged, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH bag

bag sac sack sacque
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British Dictionary definitions for in the bag

bag
/ (bæɡ) /

noun

verb bags, bagging or bagged

See also bags

Word Origin for bag

C13: probably from Old Norse baggi; related to Old French bague bundle, pack, Medieval Latin baga chest, sack, Flemish bagge
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Medical definitions for in the bag

bag
[ băg ]

n.

An anatomical sac or pouch, such as the udder of a cow.
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Idioms and Phrases with in the bag (1 of 2)

in the bag

Assured of success, virtually accomplished or won. For example, The coach thought the trophy was in the bag, or Our new contract is in the bag. The precise allusion in this idiom is unknown. One writer believes it refers to a completed transaction, that is, an item bought and wrapped in a bag. However, it may well refer to the game bag in which hunters place small game such as birds. [c. 1920] Also see under wrap up.

Idioms and Phrases with in the bag (2 of 2)

bag

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