grab bag

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a container from which a person draws a wrapped item at random without knowing the contents

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The 32g standard bag would increase from 50p to 55p, while the larger grab bag would go from 75p to 80p.
Spencer Items in the Grab Bag include T-shirt and shorts, washing and shaving kit, towel, face flannel, toothpaste, toothbrush, shower mules, socks and underwear.
IT - Invitation to Bid (ITB):Plastic Grab Bags, 3 mil.
The features of the "Add-on Start Kit 'L' Store for USA and Canada" program: Purchase the customizable NeverLost Add-on system starting with the base units, the Gear Grab Bag, Hunting Vest and Hunting Belt and a variety of pouches and pockets.
Mr Bowdler has been working with his colleagues at Wylde Green Rotary Club packing Grab Bags for troops.
Ensembler "Conception" is a grab bag of interwoven seriocomic narratives involving several Los Angeles couples who, intentionally or not, end up conceiving children.
There are four interior mesh compartments with elastic lips and a removable center Grab bag with carry handle that contains five more compartments.
Still, it's fun dipping into his grab bag of gratuitous government, which includes entertaining and enlightening excursions into such topics as kissing regulations, the 500-year war on bowling, Britain's Anti-Social Behavior Orders, and the insane injunctions of Turkmen dictator Saparmurat Niyazov.
While 2009 was dominated by the CPRS and Copenhagen, 2010 looks like it will be dominated by a federal election and a grab bag of different climate change policies of mixed quality.
These seven chapters represent a grab bag of research on salmonella from an international group of researchers.
This volume presents a grab bag of papers addressing a range of issues concerning Japan.
Others see a grab bag of stated policies and wonder how they cohere.
Rogers and his deft ensemble work Wright's grab bag with real skill.
When used skillfully, blue-screen imaging lends perceptual credence to fantasy; when used poorly (as it frequently is in basic-cable talk shows, corporate motivational videos, and local-news weather reports) it gives rise to a grab bag of optical anomalies--absence of parallax, actors with halos around their bodies--that add up to a uniquely dismal visual vernacular.
In addition to the grab bag of classes, lessons, workshops, and RSC performances of Julius Caesar and The Two Gentlemen of Verona, the British troupe is staging its first U.