meals rejected by ethiopians

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meals rejected by Ethiopians definition

  1. n.
    military rations, MRE = meal ready to eat. (Cruelly designated at a time when Ethiopians where starving to death. Implying that not even starving humans would eat MREs. That said, it is also known that such rations have been rejected by hungry people who desire more familiar food.) : The reporter was embarrassed to describe the MREs as “meals rejected by Ethiopians.”
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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