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

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Harris’s past as a prosecutor – seven years as San Francisco district attorney and six years as California attorney general – is a mixed bag. Bloomberg News, The Mercury News, "Why Kamala Harris hasn’t caught fire in the Democratic 2020 race," 3 Sep. 2019 The plan has among the most aggressive timelines for decarbonization of any candidate's plan so far — including a net-zero emissions grid by 2035 — but according to some experts, his nearly $5 trillion plan is a mixed bag. Caitlin Conant, CBS News, "2020 Daily Trail Markers: Another Kennedy?," 26 Aug. 2019 Vikings coach Filip Cejovic said the change is a mixed bag. Steve Sadin, chicagotribune.com, "Pioneer Press 2019 boys soccer preview: Central Suburban North," 18 Aug. 2019 The internet on the Havasupai reservation has been a mixed bag. Felicia Fonseca, The Denver Post, "Tribes across country push for better internet access," 18 Aug. 2019 Air India’s Flying Returns: So much potential Air India’s Flying Returns programme is a mixed bag, so join at your own risk. Ajay Awtaney, Quartz India, "A complete guide to frequent flyer miles and credit card points in India," 14 Aug. 2019 The coins and busts produced of her seem to be a mixed bag as well. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "Cleopatra May Have Once Smelled Like This Recreated Perfume," 9 Aug. 2019 Thursday's highlights Murray was a mixed bag — not super sharp but not completely off his game, either. Bob Mcmanaman, azcentral, "Kyler Murray daily report: Arizona Cardinals rookie puts in work under center," 1 Aug. 2019 Recent Form: Recorded last six home & away games: Crotone Home Form: WLWLDD A mixed bag of results in their last six games at the Stadio Ezio Scida but Crotone are reliant on their home form, having picked up just eight points on their travels. SI.com, "Crotone vs Juventus Preview: Recent Form, Classic Encounter, Team News and More," 17 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of mixed bag

1919, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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