mixed bag

noun

Definition of mixed bag

  1. 1 :  a miscellaneous collection :  assortment

  2. 2 :  one having both positive and negative qualities or aspects <his performance was a mixed bag>

Examples of mixed bag in a sentence

  1. His performance was a mixed bag.

  2. <a mixed bag of professional astronomers and amateur enthusiasts attended the conference>

1919

First Known Use of mixed bag

1919


MIXED BAG Defined for English Language Learners

mixed bag

noun

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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