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Basra belly

slang Diarrhea, especially that which is contracted by tourists who lack immunity to bacteria that can be transferred via food and local drinking water. "Basra" is a city in Iraq. The best way to avoid Basra belly is to drink bottled water.
See also: belly
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Basra belly

(ˈbɑsrə ˈbɛli)
n. diarrhea; a case of diarrhea. The Basra belly hit me while I was on the bus.
See also: belly
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She said in a statement to the National Iraqi News Agency (NINA) on Friday, "despite the demands of the Basra MPs to the province of the Ministries of Oil and Transport as most departments of these Ministries are located in Basra, as well as the existence of competencies and professional expertise and management working in these Ministries, but the Prime Minister's cabin did not give Basra its right.
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