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noun Informal.
an often unexpected assortment of various things, people, or ideas: The concert was a mixed bag of works from three centuries.
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Origin of mixed bag

First recorded in 1935–40
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British Dictionary definitions for mixed bag

mixed bag

noun
informal something composed of diverse elements, characteristics, people, etc
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Other Idioms and Phrases with mixed bag

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]

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