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mixed bag

noun [C usually sing]  /ˈmɪkst ˈbæɡ/ infml us  
a situation that involves a variety of things, esp. good things mixed with bad things: There's a real mixed bag of weather across the nation today – some hot weather, some fog, and some very big storms.
Translations of “mixed bag”
in Chinese (Traditional) (人或物的)混合體,大雜燴…
in Chinese (Simplified) (人或物的)混合体,大杂烩…
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