mixed bag


mixed bag
noun
a collection containing a variety of sorts of things
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a great assortment of cars was on display

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he had a variety of disorders

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a veritable smorgasbord of religions

Syn:
Derivationally related forms: ↑motley (for: ↑motley), ↑mix (for: ↑mixture)
Hypernyms: ↑collection, ↑aggregation, ↑accumulation, ↑assemblage
Hyponyms:

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noun
: a miscellaneous collection : assortment

a mixed bag of stocks and bonds

a prissy individual … and a mixed bag of other characters — John McCarten

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Informal.
an often unexpected assortment of various things, people, or ideas: The concert was a mixed bag of works from three centuries.
[1935-40]

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mixed bag noun
Any assortment of diverse people, things, characteristics, etc
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Main Entry:mix

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mixed bag UK US noun [singular]
a combination of many different types of people or things
Thesaurus: mixtures and combinationssynonym

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mixed bag,
Informal. a mixture; medley; miscellany: »

a mixed bag of projects, a mixed bag of ill-assorted characters, a mixed bag of emotions.

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n. [in sing.] a diverse assortment of things or people

a mixed bag of applause and catcalls

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noun [singular]
1 : a collection of different kinds of things
— often + of

The movie has a mixed bag of characters.

We're working with a mixed bag of old and new ideas.

2 : something that has both good and bad qualities or parts

His performance was a mixed bag.

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ˌmixed ˈbag [mixed bag] noun singular (informal)
a collection of things or people of very different types

The competition entries were a very mixed bag.


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