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meals rejected by Ethiopians

A false, humorous expansion of the initialism MRE, which actually stands for "meal ready to eat," a (typically military) food ration pack that requires no further preparation. The joke is that the food is so unpleasant that even someone who is starving would reject it. The association of Ethiopians with starvation could be considered offensive. After 12 long months eating meals rejected by Ethiopians, I'm ready to get back to home-cooked meals.
See also: by, meal, reject

meals rejected by the enemy

A false, humorous expansion of the initialism MRE, which actually stands for "meal ready to eat" (a military ration pack that requires no further preparation). The joke is that the food is so unpleasant that it had been discarded by the enemy before being repackaged for one's own consumption. After 12 long months eating meals rejected by the enemy, I'm ready to get back to home-cooked meals in my own home.
See also: by, enemy, meal, reject

reject someone or something out of hand

to reject someone or something without any thought or study. Fred is so contrary that they rejected him out of hand when his name came up for a committee position.
See also: hand, of, out, reject

meals rejected by Ethiopians

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.”
See also: by, meal, reject
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The results of these laboratory studies showed that individuals who perceived themselves as relatively more efficacious and caring voiced greater willingness to associate further with the rejecting recipient, attributed lesser defensiveness to the rejecter in reacting to the offer of help, and exhibited a weaker tendency in hindsight bias in postdicting rejection of the offer of help by the rejecting recipient.
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And no wonder that climate-change rejecters like US President Donald Trump have increasing difficulty defending their position.
The percentage of rejecters is 68% at the lower economic level, down to 62% in the higher economic level.
Perhaps echoing Proudhon's mutualism, Ward argues that these people 'far from being would-be capitalists, were explicit rejecters of the capitalist ethic' (p165).
Friends, the congratulatory message sent by FVP [First Vice President] of the Republic of South Sudan, Chairman and Commander In Chief of the SPLM/SPLA-IO generates a debate between rejecters of the message and supporters," Diing wrote in acknowledgement of the debate.
Wyatt (2003) identified four groups of non-users: resisters, rejecters, the excluded, and the expelled.
Further, their research also indicated that rejecters have highest barriers followed by opponents and postponers.
Jews are described as malevolent, as the enemies of the Prophet, rejecters of Allah's truth, dishonest, and conspirators against Islam (Berman 2003).
12) The Shiah Muslims, unsurprisingly, also have a special share of ISIS takfir when they are referred to as rawafed, rejecters, idolaters and by other negative Wahhabi terminology.
This confirmed the varying tastes problem--the compounds that were rejected tended to scatter out among the rejecters themselves.
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The rejecters group found to have the highest barriers, followed by opponents, and postponers.
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