I would have never understood what you meant had you said "in the bag," which I associate with being a sure thing (because he was bought off or otherwise), or else with the classic Disney cartoon starring the hilarious and underrated Humphrey the Bear:
posted on 04/12/2012 5:51:41 AM PDT
(If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
It appears to be a very arcane saying. Probably originated from the practice of putting booze bottles in paper bags.
posted on 04/13/2012 4:20:33 AM PDT
(Don't call me red.)
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