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old bag

A frustrating, irritating woman. Ugh, what is that old bag complaining about today?
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an old ˈbag

(disapproving, offensive) an annoying and unpleasant woman: Some old bag came in here complaining that we’d charged her too much.
See also: bag, old
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So I shut him in the porch, with an old bag to lie on, and went to bed.
"Let us see, old bag of bones; let us see what it is that you have under your arm!" They crowded in upon him, while he, ignorant of their language, could but clutch the girl with one hand and the parcel with the other, looking wildly about in search of help.
Old bag of bones making curries for men who do not ask "Who cooked this?" Now if it were stored up for my grandson -'
Executive director Daniel Adams said: "I hope pupils in North Lanarkshire will join in and donate their old bags to children who eat Mary's Meals in Malawi.
Children from around the Stirling area can take part INTHE Backpack Project, run by Mary's Meals, by filling their old bags with notepads, pencils and clothes.
Children can take part in The Backpack Project, run by Mary's Meals, by filling their old bags with notepads, pencils and clothes.
Daniel Adams, executive director of Mary's Meals UK, said: "I hope pupils in Aberdeen will celebrate the new term by joining The Backpack Project and donating their old bags to children who eat Mary's Meals in Malawi.
Local children can take part in The Backpack Project, run by Mary's Meals, by filling their old bags with notepads, pencils and clothes.
I reckon that to buy the equivalent amount that was in the old bags you would now have to buy three of the new packets - in other words for PS3 instead of PS2.60.
This month, we are having a quest speaker, Ceil Carey, from New Life for Old Bags, who will give a presentation on makings bags for the homeless.
? Adam Dandy with one of the old bags; and, left, a new hessian one
The house contains many antique collections, including old books, coins, cooking utensils, handicrafts, women's cosmetic items, incense and other objects, like silverware, bracelets, old mattresses, pottery, Omani mandoos (boxes) and old bags, in addition to tools for processing dairy products.'
Would you like to repair old bags?'" recalls Franz, who now makes up half of the Filson Restoration Department, which he and fellow textile artist Claire Beaumont have turned into one of the most media-friendly branches of the storied brand.
Police are investigating after the Cystic Fibrosis Trust claimed people were handing out old bags from the charity saying they were recyling them for the cause.
More than 400 women, affectionately known as Old Bags came together with a sprinkling of gents in the room to generously support the trust and the work they do to help young people get back on the right track in life.