a bag of tricks

This page is about the idiom a bag of tricks.

Meaning: Someone's bag of tricks is their collection of techniques or methods for getting a job done or for achieving a goal.

For example:

  • I wonder what the Republicans will pull out of their bag of tricks to win the election this time.

  • Most English teachers are always looking for new games and activities to add to their bag of tricks.

Quick Quiz:

Which of the following might a politician pull out of his bag of tricks during an election campaign?

a. a pack of cards

b. a white rabbit

c. a promise to cut taxes

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Contributor: Matt Errey