from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A set of skills, techniques, items of information, or other resources used to help achieve professional or personal goals.
  • n. A collection of items, especially as constituting a very complete set of such items.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a supply of ways of accomplishing something


An allusion to the collection of props and devices used by a magician. (Wiktionary)


  • I knew that if he found out that I was a mixed bag of tricks with a lifetime of queer history, he would drop me like a spaghetti sandwich from the Refectory.

    Finding Dignity

  • For her, he would reach into his grab bag of tricks and produce the best Lucius Cornelius Sulla of them all, free from artifice, innocent of smut and smirch and smarm.

    The First Man in Rome

  • Reaching into his bag of tricks for an assortment of low-post moves, the Celtic forward invited forwards Kurt Rambis and Bob McAdoo into his personal torture chamber.

    One Season


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