in the bag
Meaning: If you think something is "in the bag", you are sure you'll get it or achieve it.
- If the polls are correct, the Democrats have the election in the bag. They should win easily.
- They are three goals up with only five minutes to go, so Liverpool have got this game in the bag. They won't lose now.
With three holes to go, Tiger Woods has the tournament in the bag. He is
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Contributor: Matt Errey