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>
First Known Use of mixed bag
MIXED BAG Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of mixed bag for English Language Learners
: a collection of different kinds of things
: something that has both good and bad qualities or parts
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