Posted by Lewis on January 17, 2003
In Reply to: In the Bag posted by Robert Miller on January 15, 2003
In the Bag
I would have thought so too, but the other day somebody explained the real origin. Back when a person needed a private Act of Parliament to accomplish some end, politicians were for hire and when they had secured the vote on the measure, the original draft of the Act was placed in a bag. So when something is accomplished, but not necessarily visible it is "in the bag".