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Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Idioms 293. The idiom today is in the bag.
Okay. Let's take a look at the note here. If someone says that he or she has
something in the bag, it means that he or she believes that it is almost certain
or guaranteed success of something. So it's in the bag. Don't worry. We got it.
It'll work out. It's in the bag. Don't worry about it.
We're going to win. It's guaranteed no doubt about it. All right. Let's continue. The
phrase is believed to be derived due to an old baseball superstition. It
started during an amazing twenty-six game winning streak. The New York Giants
had in 1916. Remember the New York, the Giants used to be a New York team a long
time ago. They eventually moved to San Francisco and they are the San Francisco
Giants now. But there was one time where New York actually had three baseball
teams. They had the New York Yankees . They had the Brooklyn Dodgers and they had
the New York Giants as well. Okay. It was believed that if the Giants had
the lead going into the ninth inning and if the ball bag that which contain you
know, foul balls during the day. I guess guess at that time they used to just
collect the foul balls and throw them in a bag and at the end of the day or
whatever they would bring bring that in. But which contain foul balls gathered
during the game was carried off the field. The thinking was the game was in
the bag and could not be lost from that point on. So the Giants would definitely
win. So if going into the ninth inning. So they'll take it. They're certain that the
other team won't catch up. They thought well that was it. That kind of guaranteed
their win and that, that's what they believed. So that's where the phrase,
in the bag is supposed to come from. That's where it's believed to have come
from. Yeah. You know, sports have a lot of superstitions. A lot of a ... lot of sports
players have a lot of crazy ideas about what will bring them luck or continue
their streak . But anyway, that's how it started.
Okay. Let's continue. Let's give just three examples here. Example number one.
He has no serious competition. The Oscar is in the bag. Yes. Or I'm sure that actor
is going to win the Academy Award this year. He has no serious competition. The
Oscar is in the bag. Don't worry. No. There's no real competition. Nobody they,
they should definitely choose him. It's in the bag. It's almost guaranteed.
All right. Anyway, number. two. Things are going well with the negotiations. However
we still have a few sticking points to work out it's not in the bag yet. This is
another way we could use it. We could say you know, it's not quite there yet. Not in
the bag yet. It's not guaranteed yet. But you know, we're getting close. Okay. Number
three here. Don't worry. We have a lot of connections with the higher-ups. You know,
people in high positions in that company. In that company , you'll be chosen as one
of the new employees hired. It is in the bag. Don't worry. They'll do it for us.
It's guaranteed. It's in the bag already. You already got the job. Don't worry
about it. Okay. Anyway, this is just how we use it. I hope you got it. I hope it was clear.
I hope it was informative. Thank you for your time. Bye-bye.
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