rag-bag

ragbag

[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.
Also, rag-bag.


Origin:
1810–20; rag1 + bag

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ragbag (ˈræɡˌbæɡ)
 
n
1.  a bag for storing odd rags
2.  a confused assortment; jumble: a ragbag of ideas
3.  informal a scruffy or slovenly person
 
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rag-bag
1820, from rag (n.) + bag. Fig. sense of "motley collection" is first recorded 1864.
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