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rice bowl
 n.— «Gingrich pledged “to cooperate in any way I can on a bipartisan basis in really rethinking all of this” because the effort is “going to require not only reshaping the rice bowls at the Pentagon but breaking a few of them.”» —“In House, bipartisan drive is growing to slash defense” by Fred Kaplan in Washington, D.C. Boston Globe July 29, 1990. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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