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in the bag
 other.— «After a year training at Burnham Military Camp and in Egypt, he found himself in Crete and “in the bag,” as they called it, a prisoner of war on a bitter journey to the “hell camp” in Germany called Stalag VIIIB.» —“Love and barbed wire” by Pam Jones Otago Daily Times (Dunedin, New Zealand) Apr. 25, 2009. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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