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goat grab

goat grab  n.— «The Saudi soldiers feted the Americans, offering them juice, tea and platters of lamb and rice. Diemler explained it was “goat-grab,” where “you tear off a piece of meat with your hands, mix it with rice...

rice bowl

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...

rice bowl

rice bowl  n.— «But some also comes from an institutional, bureaucratic drive to have more airplanes and a bigger share of Navy and Defense Department budgets. “The air-systems people saw that whole program as a gigantic rice bowl...

rice bowl

rice bowl n. in the military, a jealously protected program, project, department, or budget; a fiefdom. Etymological Note: Perhaps related to the Chinese concept of the rice bowl as a metaphor for the basic elements required to live, as seen, for...

rice bowl

rice bowl  n.— «Attempting to take the moral high ground in a debate that in the past has been characterized by high emotions as each service sought to protect its own “rice bowls,” the Army leadership avoided suggesting to the...

rice bowl

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...