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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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As well as boxes and grab bags for everyday enjoyment, Cocoa Loco presents chocolate in kilner glass jars, which make beautiful gift ideas and look eye-catching in store.
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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