grab bag

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From grab + bag.


grab bag (plural grab bags)

  1. a gift, purchase, etc. whose contents are concealed until after a selection is made
    Winners can choose a gift from the grab bags on the table.
  2. (idiomatic) any random assortment, selection or possibility
    With that system, it's a grab bag which files we can find at any moment.
  3. A moderately large bag of crisps or other snack, intended for sharing.

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