mixed bag


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

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 On a stylistic level, the present-day scenes are a bit of a mixed bag. Alan Sepinwall, Rolling Stone, 29 Dec. 2021 The Red Sox bullpen was somewhat of a mixed bag in 2021. BostonGlobe.com, 3 Nov. 2021 The precipitation forecast is more of a mixed bag for Alabama. Leigh Morgan, al, 21 Oct. 2021 Eastern Europe is more of a mixed bag, with some countries deemed low risk and others categorized as high. Suzanne Rowan Kelleher, Forbes, 28 Aug. 2021 Virtual school was a mixed bag, with high costs for digital retrofitting that didn’t reach everyone. Washington Post, 3 Jan. 2022 For people in need of assistance as winter bears down, the news about federal assistance and heating costs is a mixed bag. Arkansas Online, 31 Dec. 2021 But Tytoń's time in Orange and Blue was a mixed bag in the end. Pat Brennan, The Enquirer, 23 Dec. 2021 But the intention, here, is more of a mixed bag of sentiment. K. Austin Collins, Rolling Stone, 21 Dec. 2021

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First Known Use of mixed bag

1919, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of mixed bag was in 1919

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21 Jan 2022

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“Mixed bag.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mixed%20bag. Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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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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