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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The tool allows one person to fill bags, rather than have one person hold the bag open while another shovels sand into it, said Warren E.
Most of them could stand upright on their own and wore bright complementary colors, smart bow ties, comical faces and descriptive words such as "I Will Hold The Bag.
Place a bag firmly over each ear, wedging a side of the bag between the ear and the stalk to help hold the bag in place.
They do what they please also when they please for themselves and we hold the bag.
The Christian Democrats coalition will hold the bags of the interior, defense, finance, justice ministries.
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.