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come up with the rations
military To be granted an award when it is undeserved. I don't think he really earned that award—I suspect it just came up with the rations.
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.
come up (or be given) with the rations(of a medal) be awarded automatically and without regard to merit. military slang
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.