Idiom of the Week – Week 29

Each week of 2017 we present an English idiom.

“to be (or have something) in the bag”: something appears to be finished or achieved

Example 1:  We met with the client last night, and the deal seems to be in the bag.

Example 2:  A meeting with the CEO meant that the job offer was in the bag.

Mindy Ehrhart Krull
About the author

Originally from the US, Mindy Ehrhart Krull holds a master's degree in journalism and has been teaching English and working as an author, editor and proofreader in Germany since 2008.

At DELS, she leads a team of several English trainers and language professionals.

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