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rag-bag


noun

  1. a bag in which small pieces of cloth are kept for use in mending.
  2. a mixture or conglomeration: a ragbag of facts, half-truths, and blatant lies.

noun

  1. a bag for storing odd rags
  2. a confused assortment; jumblea ragbag of ideas
  3. informal a scruffy or slovenly person
n.

1820, from rag (n.1) + bag (n.). Figurative sense of “motley collection” is first recorded 1864.

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