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English definition of “be in the bag”

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be in the bag

informal
If something is in the bag, you are certain to get it or to achieve it: Once we'd scored the third goal, the game was pretty much in the bag.
Translations of “be in the bag”
in Chinese (Traditional) 囊中之物,十拿九穩…
in Chinese (Simplified) 已是囊中之物,十拿九稳…
(Definition of be in the bag from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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