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grab bag

n.
1. A container filled with articles, such as party gifts, to be drawn unseen.
2. Slang A miscellaneous collection: The meeting evolved into a grab bag of petty complaints.

grab bag

n
1. a collection of miscellaneous things
2. US and Canadian and Austral a bag or other container from which gifts are drawn at random

grab′ bag`


n.
1. a bag or container from which a person, as at a party, draws a gift without knowing what it is.
2. any miscellaneous collection.
[1850–55, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.grab bag - an assortment of miscellaneous items
assortment, miscellanea, miscellany, mixed bag, motley, potpourri, salmagundi, smorgasbord, variety, mixture - a collection containing a variety of sorts of things; "a great assortment of cars was on display"; "he had a variety of disorders"; "a veritable smorgasbord of religions"
2.grab bag - a container from which a person draws a wrapped item at random without knowing the contents
container - any object that can be used to hold things (especially a large metal boxlike object of standardized dimensions that can be loaded from one form of transport to another)

grab bag

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John Grant, crime prevention manager at Kent Police, said thieves from Greece and Spain use a bottle of ketchup to divert people's attention while they grab bags.
Operation Manager of Cardiff Catering, Sue Eakers, said: 'We are very excited to be launching the new Grab Bags throughout the city's primary schools this term.
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Another problem is that using the focus feature of the gun-detectors involves a three-second delay in the image, which can give people time to grab bags off the conveyer belt.
Grab Bags are also provided for injured female service personnel.
Prosecutor Geoffrey Fryar said he stormed round the counter and began to grab bags of coins from the till.