- a person's avocation, hobby, major interest, or obsession: Jazz isn't my bag.
- a person's mood or frame of mind: The boss is in a mean bag today.
- an environment, condition, or situation.
- Informal. plenty; much; many (usually followed by of): bags of time; bags of money.
- Slang. trousers.
verb (used without object), bagged, bag·ging.
verb (used with object), bagged, bag·ging.
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Idioms for bag
- with all one's personal property: When they went to collect the rent, they found he had left, bag and baggage.
- completely, totally: The equipment had disappeared, bag and baggage, without even the slightest trace.
Origin of bag
regional variation note for bag
OTHER WORDS FROM bagbag·like, adjectiveun·bagged, adjective
Words nearby bag
British Dictionary definitions for in the bag
- with all one's belongings
verb bags, bagging or bagged
Word Origin for bag
Medical definitions for in the bag
Idioms and Phrases with in the bag (1 of 2)
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)
In addition to the idioms beginning with bag
- bag and baggage
- bag it
- bag of tricks
- brown bagger
- grab bag
- in the bag
- leave holding the bag
- let the cat out of the bag
- mixed bag