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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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"I really struggled to embrace the adulation because that's not my bag. Even now, I struggle with adulation.
BOASTING is not my bag but sometimes I allow myself a smirk of satisfaction when I get a prediction right.
CHARLOTTE Church is urging people to stop being obsessed with superficial looks and assess what kind of society they really want, as the singer-songwriter rejected claims she's a champagne socialist as "not my bag".
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"It's not my bag but that doesn't mean I don't understand it.
Vikram will tell you, 'That's not my bag.' Mike Corbat, who I knew back in the day when he ran the Holdings operation, is just that kind of man.'
Morgan, who is working on a biographical chat show called Piers Morgan's Life Stories, continued: "I would never try and compete with any of these 'entertainer' interviewers, because that's not my bag.
And the doctor said, "That's not my bag, so let's just send you over to the shrink." And the shrink tells hint, "Your real problem is that you are not dealing with the fact that you're really a woman"--and makes a move to have him committed [right then and there].
AS the latest series of BBC show The Apprentice gets underway, we ask the people of Tyneside if they will be watching Graham Hill, project manager, from Prudhoe, said: "I won't be watching because it is not my bag. I think it is just trash television, personally."
I'm of a Richard Dawkins persuasion (or I would be if he wasn't so preposterously pompous), with good human (Christian?) values thrown in, so religion's not my bag, but it is real life in inner cities and I'd rather my children had reality than the manufactured demographic of faith, private, and grammar schools.
She said: "It's not my bag really as I am quite indecisive."
It is not my bag. It makes my heart beat very fast.
"Urban and Hip Hop is not my bag but I wouldn't mark people down because of that." Last night fans blasted Brunker on the show's Facebook site.
Ferdinand replied: "That is not my bag that, that is not my game, talking about going out with geezers."