rice bowl
 n.— «To be sure, there remain hotbeds—maybe “rice bowls” is more apt—of interest in IED and IPS in and out of the Navy.…Several government officials conclude that Secretary Danzig’s corporate approach cannot work unless the service overcomes its penchant for rice bowls, and a single agency has the responsibility and authority to make decisions and allocate resources.» —“Where is the all-electric Navy?” by Scott C. Truver United States Naval Institute: Proceedings Oct. 1, 2001. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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