(one's) bag(redirected from not 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. Baking's not my bag—I don't like having to measure every little thing so precisely.
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?
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(not) your ˈbag(informal) (not) something that you are interested in or good at: Poetry isn’t really my bag.
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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.
n. one’s preferences; one’s talents. Hey, Tom, what’s your bag? What do you like to do?
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