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alphabet soup

initialisms and acronyms, especially when used excessively. The names of these government agencies are just alphabet soup. Just look at the telephone book! You can't find anything because it's filled with alphabet soup.
See also: alphabet, soup

alphabet soup

n. initialisms and acronyms in general. Just look at the telephone book! You can’t find anything because it’s filled with alphabet soup.
See also: alphabet, soup
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Yet, walking into most salons is like entering a toxic cloud of ammonia and formaldehyde, not to mention an alphabet soup of chemicals you can't smell.
It's time to replace the current alphabet soup of income supports--OASHDI, SSI, EITC, AFDC, WIC, and so forth--with a comprehensive public-assistance program, one tied to the tax system so that it does not penalize people who choose to work.
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Every month, it seems, IT managers face another storage option, an addition to the nearly incomprehensible alphabet soup of acronyms for technologies, protocols, and standards--some open, some proprietary--that complicate the storage picture.
It is currently Focusing on serving Russia's alphabet soup of domestic makers (KAMAZ, GAZ, URALAZ, UAZ, VAZ.
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Over the last decade, outsourcing has grown from a fuzzy business buzzword into a clear success story, spawning an alphabet soup of service choices -- ERP, BPO, ASP, SLA and BSP.
The 421-acre farm is being purchased by Washington DC attorney Roy S Lerman, a Virginia-based breeder who was one of the group that bred 1996 Breeders' Cup Classic winner Alphabet Soup.
But unlike the Democrats, with their alphabet soup of bureaus, Republicans rely primarily on a single government agency to manipulate public behavior: the Internal Revenue Service.
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