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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 voice repeated angrily: "What have you done with my bag? So it was to take my bag that you asked me to release you!"
"I don't like curious women," he retorted, "and you had better remember the story of BLUE-BEARD and be careful....Come, give me back my bag!...Give me back my bag!...Leave the key alone, will you, you inquisitive little thing?"
He asks if he shall find some one to carry my bag. I decline to let anybody be disturbed.
With anxious grapnels I had sounded my pocket, and only brought up a few pieces of silver, --So, wherever you go, Ishmael, said I to myself, as I stood in the middle of a dreary street shouldering my bag, and comparing the gloom towards the north with the darkness towards the south --wherever in your wisdom you may conclude to lodge for the night, my dear Ishmael, be sure to inquire the price, and don't be too particular.
I like to change my bag from time to time, but it still has to be a small bag.
The typical contents of my bag are my mobile phone, iPad and power bank (I use all three so I can work wherever I am); Lucas Papaw balm for cuts, dry skin, lip balm; Avene Spring Water spray; Guerlain Terracotta bronzer that doubles as my compact; my wallet; assorted pens; LV sunglasses; candy, Band-Aids and Neosporin spray for the kids.
For years I just threw my empty cases into one of the bottom compartments of my bag, but that is a sure way to fill your bag up with dirt.
TUESDAY I went to The Disney Shop in Cardiff and forgot my bag, but luckily they were selling nice reusable ones for pounds 2.
"I keep three reusable ones in my bag now to avoid that happening.
IF YOU EXPECT ME TO WORK, DON'T CRAM STUFF IN MY BAG!!
HELEN ELLIS, 33: "I think it's good if it gets people to buy reusable bags."; WAYNE MCCAMLEY, 37: "I wasn't aware of the scheme, but I think it's good because I often leave my bags at home."; KEITH ROBSON, 62: "It's very good, although I've always brought my own bags or a box to the supermarket."; PAUL TAYLOR, 44: "It seems like a good idea.
The problem is, I have great intentions to reuse every one and then I find myself standing at the supermarket checkout, after queuing for an eternity with a trolley full of shopping and an irritable baby, and I realise I've left all my bags in the car.
Leave the baby and the shopping while I nip out to the car for my bags?
"My bags are for anyone trying to add a little edge and funk to their conservative look," says Anderson.
"They're nice, of course, but I want my bags to always be appropriate."