alphabet soup

noun
a soup containing small noodles in the shapes of letters of the alphabet.

Origin:
1905–10

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Main Entry:  alphabet soup1
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a broth soup with pasta shaped like alphabet letters
Usage:  cooking
Main Entry:  alphabet soup2
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  confusing or incomprehensible speech or language, as in abbreviations
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The costs of alphabet soup degrees have in large measure been excluded from bankruptcy protections.
The ever-inventive financial sector has taken the ingredients and cooked up a bewildering alphabet soup.
Health care lingo can be an alphabet soup of terminology.
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