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Pack things in a bag, as in
“Please bag it,” the customer said to the checkout clerk
. This usage mainly describes packing groceries or other purchases into a bag.
; late 1500s
Abandon something or someone, quit. For example,
The class is not very good, so I've decided to bag it
. This idiom first became widespread among students.
Be quiet, stop doing something, go away. For example,
I've heard enough about that, so just bag it!
The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary
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