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(one's) bag

slang Something one particularly prefers, desires, enjoys, or cares about. Often used in negative constructions. Thank you for the invitation, but long-distance cycling just isn't really my bag. I knew classic literature was your bag, so I thought you might like this book I found.
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bag

1. verb To arrest someone. After trying to bag these guys for months, we were finally able to bring them into the station tonight.
2. verb To get or obtain something. Hey, when you go to that event, be sure to bag some cupcakes for us!
3. verb In medicine, to use a respirator bag to administer oxygen to a patient who cannot breathe on their own. OK, she's not breathing, so get over here and bag her!
4. verb To die. If you don't call 9-1-1 right now, this guy's going to bag!
5. noun Something that one enjoys. I feel so uncomfortable in a club like this—dancing just isn't my bag.
6. noun An extremely unpleasant woman. Oh, I don't listen to anything the old bag next door has to say anymore.
7. noun A quantity of drugs. How much does a bag of pot cost these days?

(not) your ˈbag

(informal) (not) something that you are interested in or good at: Poetry isn’t really my bag.
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bag

1. tv. to capture and arrest someone. (see also bagged. Underworld.) They bagged the robber with the loot still on him.
2. n. an ugly woman. (Rude and derogatory.) Tell the old bag to mind her own business.
3. n. one’s preference; something suited to one’s preference. That kind of stuff is so not my bag!
4. tv. to obtain something. I’ll try to bag a couple of tickets for you.
5. n. a container of drugs. (Drugs. Not necessarily a real bag.) Two bags of H. for two dimes?
6. in. to die. The guy was coughing so hard that I thought he was going to bag right there.
7. tv. to apply a respirator to someone. (Medical. The respirator has a bag attached to hold air.) Quick, bag him before he boxes.

one’s bag

n. one’s preferences; one’s talents. Hey, Tom, what’s your bag? What do you like to do?
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References in classic literature ?
The Herd-boy returned to his sheep, and took off the invisible belt which he hid carefully in his bag.
The Herd-boy was very much delighted over his stroke of good fortune, and, hiding the magic loaf in his bag, he hurried off to the nearest village to buy himself something to eat, and then returned to his sheep.
"So we agreed to this," went on Much, "and spread a cloak down, and he opened his bag and shook it thereon.
When the service was over he hoisted his bag up again, marched out of church, and drove home.
(It has to be that way so the city can argue in court that the searches are voluntary.) Upon leaving the subway, he can try again at another station, pass his bag to an accomplice, or detonate his bomb at a crowded location above ground.
According to the Times, police "will naturally choose to search the bags of those people who appear suspicious, like those wearing bulky clothes in warm weather." So if the police see someone they think is wearing explosives under his clothing, they're going to look in his bag?
[2] According to the Court, Bond had a subjective expectation of privacy in his bag [3] because he used an opaque bag and placed it directly above his seat.
Although Bond consented to a search of his bag, his consent was not at issue.
.there was no meaningful interference with defendant's possessory interest in his bag. The bag was moved only a short distance (from an open overhead compartment to the seat below), for a short time (just long enough for the dog to walk up and down the aisle), and the movement occurred at a time when defendant had left the bag unattended, so his access to it was never impaired.