mixed bag

noun

Definition of mixed bag

1 : a miscellaneous collection : assortment
2 : one having both positive and negative qualities or aspects his performance was a mixed bag

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Examples of mixed bag in a Sentence

His performance was a mixed bag. a mixed bag of professional astronomers and amateur enthusiasts attended the conference
Recent Examples on the Web More of our coverage: The streaming wars heat up, as Apple TV+ launches a mixed bag of original series this week -- Kristi Turnquist Visit subscription.oregonlive.com/newsletters to get Oregonian/OregonLive journalism delivered to your email inbox. oregonlive, "Disney+ launches: How much does it cost, what will be streaming, is it worth the money?," 12 Nov. 2019 His debut was a mixed bag with 10 points, 11 rebounds and two blocks. Shannon Ryan, chicagotribune.com, "3 takeaways from Illinois’ 78-70 OT win in the season opener, including mixed reviews for Kofi Cockburn," 6 Nov. 2019 Florida is a mixed bag with a 3-2-3 record while COLORADO (-143) is 4-1 at home. Chris Wassel, USA TODAY Sportsbook Wire, "Panthers-Avalanche odds: Colorado has edge at home," 30 Oct. 2019 Their praise indicated what a mixed bag this campaign has been for Castro. Gilbert Garcia, ExpressNews.com, "When urgency turns to desperation on the presidential campaign trail," 23 Oct. 2019 The play’s frequent reliance on characters’ narration directly addressed to the audience proves a mixed bag. Philip Brandes, Los Angeles Times, "Review: At Boston Court Pasadena, cracks in broken hearts are ‘How the Light Gets In’," 4 Oct. 2019 The mixed bag allowed others to draw their own conclusions. Gary Peterson, The Mercury News, "Giants pitcher Barry Zito rooted against his own teammates in 2010 postseason before saving their bacon in 2012," 17 Sep. 2019 Another player who endured a mixed bag over the international break was midfielder Xhaka. SI.com, "How Arsenal Players Got on During September International Break," 11 Sep. 2019 And of course the Anchorage Concert Association will open its usual mixed bag. Donna Freedman, Anchorage Daily News, "Here’s a look at the big shows coming to Anchorage this fall and winter," 5 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of mixed bag

1919, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Mixed bag.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mixed%20bag. Accessed 22 November 2019.

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mixed bag

noun

English Language Learners Definition of mixed bag

: a collection of different kinds of things
: something that has both good and bad qualities or parts

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