‘with bag and baggage’ is a wrong usage.

The usage ‘with bag and baggage’ as used in the following sentence is wrong.

“Sunil and Karuna fought again. This time it was pretty serious. Karuna was so upset that she stormed out of the house with bag and baggage.”

The correct expression is `bag and baggage’. You don’t need `with’.

Examples: She walked out bag and baggage. * Raju was thrown out of the hotel bag and baggage.”

Sourced from  ‘Know Your English’ Series – The Hindu Daily, June 6, 2005.


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