Definition of bran tub in English:

bran tub


  • A lucky dip in which the hidden items are buried in bran.

    • ‘Who knows how she chooses her TV scripts - by herself, through an agent or by pulling contracts out of a bran tub - but the projects have been bafflingly poor.’
    • ‘She added that the fair would feature a range of other attractions as well as Father Christmas, including tombola, lucky lollies, bran tub, a raffle with a bike as a prize and crafts.’
    • ‘Other, smaller operations mix digital, print, TV and broadcast in a bran tub that gives time for everything but finding original stories.’
    • ‘There's to be a Bonny Baby Competition, Fancy Dress, Puppet Show, face painting, balloons, bran tub, games, tombola, cakes and bric-a-brac.’
    • ‘In the bran tub of languages that is the ‘foreign’ chunk of my brain, you frequently end up with a little linguistic surprise.’
    • ‘The Big Ranch shoves a hand into the musical bran tub and comes up with something reminiscent of The Band.’


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