Definition of Mixed bag

1. Noun. A collection containing a variety of sorts of things. "A veritable smorgasbord of religions"

Definition of Mixed bag

1. Noun. any bag containing a mixture of something ¹

2. Noun. by extension, a group of entities with few characteristics in common; an assortment ¹

3. Noun. (idiomatic) something tending to have both good and bad results or characteristics; something having a mixture of advantages and disadvantages ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mixed Bag

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mixed-interval chords
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mixed agglutination reaction
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mixed astigmatism
mixed bag (current term)
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mixed beat
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mixed discrete-continuous random variable
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Literary usage of Mixed bag

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1. Fifty Years' Reminiscences of India: A Retrospect of Travel, Adventure and by Fitz William Thomas Pollok (1896)
"... bears and deer—Buffaloes and swamp-deer—Four tigers—A mixed bag on Christmas Day—Camp in the forest— Twenty-one days' sport—Return to the coast. ..."

2. Sport and Travel in India and Central America by A. G. Bagot (1897)
"A mixed bag. I HAD not long arrived at a certain up-country station, celebrated for its sanctity and its " King Cob " manufacture, when I found myself ..."

3. Fores's Sporting Notes & Sketches: A Quarterly Magazine Descriptive of (1890)
"^OTHING pleases the keen shooter more than a good mixed bag over rough ground. ... I wish to go in for a mixed bag to-morrow, and want to know what you ..."

4. Raymond Mhlaba's Personal Memoirs: Reminiscing from Rwanda and Uganda by Raymond Mhlaba, Thembeka Mufamadi, Human Sciences Research Council, Robben Island Museum (2001)
"The PE "mixed bag" A pattern of overlapping membership began to emerge during this period. Political activists such as Gladstone ..."

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