In The Bagってどういう意味？
In the bagとは日本語で 「大丈夫」「問題なし」という意味の、成功を確実視している状態を表す表現です。
In The Bagってどういう場面で使うの？
Justin: How were the negotiations? Do you think we will get the contract?
You: Yes! It’s in the bag!
In The Bag の自然な使い方を動画で学ぶ
Hello everyone! Justin here and welcome
back to another Bizmates for Beginners
video lesson. Where every week we
introduced a new idiom, phrase, or
expression that you can use in your
daily business conversation. And this
week everyone, we are going to learn: In
The Bag. In the bag, okay. So what does
this mean how do we use it, let's find
out. But first as always, let's begin with
a quick review of last week's lesson.
Alright everyone, so imagine I say: Wow,
the exchange rate dropped again! And your response is: Yes, well of course, because
something like that changes very often.
So if something changes or can change
very quickly, how do you say that using
the expression from last week. I'll give
you five seconds to think about it. Are
you ready? Okay, go! Alright, and time is up.
If you said: Yes. It can change on a dime!
Then that's exactly right.
Well done and thank you for remembering
last week's class. Okay everyone, so let's
move on to: In The Bag. Now, this is what I
sometimes hear. Alright, again I'm
speaking to my good friend and colleague
taro, and I say: Taro, so how are the
negotiations? Can we get the contract? So
taro has been working very hard recently,
he's been trying to negotiate a deal
with one of our business partners. So
how's it going? Is it going to be
successful? Tao says: Yes! It will be
successful result! Okay, good. Alright, so
I can understand that it's going to be
successful, it's going to work out so
this is fine. However, you might hear a
native English speaker use this
expression. Yes! It's in the bag! Alright,
so whenever you are sure something is
going to be successful, or you are sure
you are going to achieve something it is
in the bag. Okay?
So for example, maybe I went to a job
interview the other week so my friend
asks me: So, do you think you got the job?
And I say: Yeah! It's pretty much in the
bag. It means, yeah pretty much
I think they're going to offer me the
job. Okay. Or did we get a good deal? Say
yeah, yeah it's pretty much in the bag.
So yes, it's going to be successful, yes
we are going to get a positive result, so
it is in the bag. Okay, so whenever you
are sure something is going to work out
positively, you are going to achieve
something it's in the bag.
Okay, so pronunciation very simple. So
please repeat after me: Yes!
It's in the bag! In the bag, okay. Your
turn, go ahead. Very good. Now after my
question: So how are the negotiations? Do
you think we can get the contract? - Yes!
It's in the bag! Okay, perfect.
Alright, so please remember this for
our review next week. Okay, so our bonus
question this week is another way to say:
Together Think. Alright, if you know what
the answer is please leave it in the
comments below. If you don't know what
the answer is, but you're curious to find
out, you can look for it in one of our
previous Bizmates for Beginners video
lessons. Okay, and of course I will leave
the answer to last week's bonus question
in the information below, so take a look.
Alright everyone, so that is it for me
this week. Thank you always for watching!
Have a great weekend everyone and I'll
see you next time. Thank you!