mystery bags

mystery bags
n pl
The term is influenced by the name of a children's lucky dip sweet packet and is both a rhyming slang term for snags (another slang term for sau-sages) and an ironic comment on the dubious contents of some sausages. Often thought to be a native Australian coinage, mystery bags is another exam-ple of British slang of the 19th century which seems to have died out in the country of origin but has survived among the emigrant population; it was recorded in 1889 in this form; previously occurring simply as 'mystery' or 'bag of mystery'.
► 'What's for dinner?
► Mystery bags ... snags ... sausages.' (Razorback, Australian film, 1984)

Contemporary slang . 2014.

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