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come up with the rations

military slang Of an award, to be granted when it is undeserved. I don't think he really earned that medal—I suspect it just came up with the rations.
See also: come, ration, up

ration out

To divide and distribute small portions of something in order to make it last as long as possible. A noun or pronoun can be used between "ration" and "out." We have to ration out the stew if we're going to feed all these guests. The foreign aid group has been rationing out food and water to the refugees. Because of a problem with the supplier, we've had to ration paper out among students.
See also: out, ration

ration something out (among someone)

to give people limited shares of something, attempting to make it last as long as possible. The captain rationed the water out among all the crew, trying to make it last as long as possible. Jane rationed out the cookies among the kids.
See also: out, ration

come up (or be given) with the rations

(of a medal) be awarded automatically and without regard to merit. military slang
See also: come, ration, up

ration out

To distribute a fixed portion of something, especially food that is allotted to persons in military service or to civilians in times of scarcity: The government rationed out flour and sugar during the war. The hikers had very little water and had to ration it out carefully.
See also: out, ration
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I stated this fact, "The mineral component of feed rations or the animal's body is also known as 'ash' or inorganic matter and minerals must be present in the right proportions".
Dad was ill for two months; if we had to have a ration card my father would not have died.
The 10-man ration is currently packed in 2 fibreboard inner cartons and an outer fibreboard carton.
Experimental rations were composed of concentrate and clover hay in a 60:40 concentrate: roughage ratio.
Countering the claim, Abhishek Manu Singhvi said UPA had also weeded out a large number of bogus ration cards and there is nothing The number states and online foodgrain allocations increased great about it.
should we ration health care; rather, the question is how will we ration
On Sunday, he informed that Army personnel dropped 750 rations bags containing 1500 kilograms through helicopters in unreachable villages of Union Council Bolari of Taluka Diplo.
If this were not the case, they would be a "free gift of nature," and there would be no need to either ration or purchase them.
The Council of Ministers has decided to provide food necessities in markets, instead of a food ration system, and provide citizens with an amount of money every month," said the PM.
They studied the benefits of ration cards and ways to implement the system.
RATIONS: The introduction of bread rationing in 1946, left, a food ration coupon book used between 1940 and 1954, below, and a joint of meat, below left, which was to supply eight weekly rations.
In 2009, however, it erupted violently in newspaper headlines across America when Sarah Palin and others charged that proposed end-of-life counseling for Medicare beneficiaries constituted "death panels" that would ration care and decide the fate of elderly Americans (Saltonstall 2009; Rutenberg and Calmes 2009).
Tea was still on ration until 1952 while 1953 saw the end of sugar and egg rationing and in 1954 cheese and meats finally came off ration as well.
20 -- The Karnataka Government's latest initiative to link ration cards with LPG supply has left the general public in the State puzzled and angry.
A monthly ration of 500 liters of semi-subsidized gasoline has also been considered for the purpose.