in the bag

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in the bag

  1. (idiomatic) Certain or extremely likely to occur; virtually assured of victory or success.
  2. (idiomatic) Intoxicated.
    • 2004, Les Visible, The Dark Splendour, ISBN 9781869928698, p. 97:
      "It's like the way it is for an alcoholic when he can't get a drink. . . . He bumps into more things now than he did when he was in the bag."

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