a sack of potatoes

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  • a sack of potatoes — informal used in similes to refer to clumsiness, inertness, or unceremonious treatment of the person or thing in question he drags me in like a sack of potatoes …   Useful english dictionary

  • sack — sack1 [sæk] n [: Old English; Origin: sacc, from Latin saccus, from Greek sakkos bag, sackcloth ] 1.) a) a large bag made of strong rough cloth or strong paper, used for storing or carrying flour, coal, vegetables etc sack of ▪ a sack of potatoes …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • sack — I UK [sæk] / US verb [transitive] Word forms sack : present tense I/you/we/they sack he/she/it sacks present participle sacking past tense sacked past participle sacked ** 1) British informal to tell someone that they can no longer work at their… …   English dictionary

  • sack — sack1 [ sæk ] noun * 1. ) count a large strong bag for storing and carrying things: The sack was too heavy to lift. a ) the things inside a sack: sack of: a sack of potatoes/flour b ) AMERICAN a strong paper bag for carrying goods from a store: a …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • sack — 1 noun 1 (C) a) a large bag made of strong rough cloth or strong paper, used for storing or carrying flour, coal, vegetables etc: a sack of potatoes b) also sackful the amount that a sack can contain 2 get the sack/give sb the sack BrE informal… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • sack — 01. We peeled a whole [sack] of potatoes to make potato salad for the company picnic. 02. The school board has [sacked] a teacher who tried to kiss a 14 year old student. 03. You can buy a big [sack] of carrots at the farmer s market for only £3 …   Grammatical examples in English

  • sack — [[t]sæ̱k[/t]] ♦♦♦ sacks, sacking, sacked 1) N COUNT: oft N of n A sack is a large bag made of rough woven material. Sacks are used to carry or store things such as vegetables or coal. ...a sack of potatoes. 2) VERB If your employers sack you,… …   English dictionary

  • sack — 1. n. & v. n. 1 a a large strong bag, usu. made of hessian, paper, or plastic, for storing or conveying goods. b (usu. foll. by of) this with its contents (a sack of potatoes). c a quantity contained in a sack. 2 (prec. by the) colloq. dismissal… …   Useful english dictionary

  • sack — [sæk] noun I 1) [C] a large strong bag for storing and carrying things a sack of potatoes/flour[/ex] The sack was too heavy to lift.[/ex] 2) the sack [singular] British informal a situation in which someone is forced to leave their job We didn t… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • sack — /sæk/ noun a large bag made of strong cloth or plastic ● a sack of potatoes ● We sell onions by the sack …   Marketing dictionary in english

  • sack — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 large bag ADJECTIVE ▪ bulging, heavy ▪ bulging sacks of toys ▪ burlap (AmE), gunny (AmE), hessian (esp. BrE) …   Collocations dictionary

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