hold the bag


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hold the bag

Informal
1. To be left with empty hands.
2. To be forced to assume total responsibility when it ought to have been shared.
See also: bag, hold
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Stored in the fridge as normal, customers will receive a special doorstep storage tray and milk Jug to hold the bags, then they simply snip the corner of the bag and pour.
Blue recycling bags for paper cost less than trade waste collection bins and recycling boxes to hold the bags are provided free of charge to offices.
Plastic jugs to hold the bags will also be sold while selected doorstep delivery depots are participating in the trial.