in the bag


in the bag
phrasal
1. : marked by evidence and surrounding circumstances that make the attainment of a given objective a virtual certainty : practically unquestionable : as good as already gained, acquired, or won : assured, certain

his nomination was in the bag

— not often in formal use

was half in the bag and staggering slightly

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in the bag
Secured or as good as secured
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Main Entry:bag

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informal
1) (of something desirable) as good as secured

the election is in the bag

2) drunk

I don't think my parents even suspected that I was half in the bag.

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in the bag
informal : sure to happen

Their success was in the bag. [=guaranteed]

: certain to be successful

We had the game in the bag [=sewn up] by the end of first half.

She seemed to have the election in the bag. [=she seemed sure to win the election]

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Main Entry:bag

Useful english dictionary. 2012.