grab bag

grab bag


: a bag that holds many small gifts and that you reach into in order to pull one out without knowing what it is

: a group or mixture of different things

Full Definition of GRAB BAG

:  a receptacle (as a bag) containing small articles which are to be drawn (as at a party or fair) without being seen
:  a miscellaneous collection :  potpourri

Examples of GRAB BAG

  1. Congress has proposed a grab bag of tax cuts.
  2. <the festival featured a grab bag of independent films from widely disparate genres>

First Known Use of GRAB BAG



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