- an often unexpected assortment of various things, people, or ideas: The concert was a mixed bag of works from three centuries.
Origin of mixed bag
- informal something composed of diverse elements, characteristics, people, etc
Idioms and Phrases with mixed bag
A heterogeneous collection of people, items, activities, or the like; an assortment. For example, The school offers a mixed bag of after-school activities—team sports, band practice, a language class. This idiom calls up the image of a sack full of different items. [First half of 1900s]