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soup kitchen

noun
1.
a place where food, usually soup, is served at little or no charge to the needy.
2.
Military Slang. (in World War I) a mobile kitchen.
Origin of soup kitchen
1850-1855
First recorded in 1850-55
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  • Janet's gesture implied that the soup kitchen was proof of this.

  • On that day was formally established our celebrated "soup kitchen."

  • Not once did Sara Lee hear of anything so humble as a soup kitchen.

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  • There is a dear old English colonel who has a soup kitchen near the firing line, and he is always looking for socks.

  • My nice old English Colonel Noble (with the soup kitchen) is always clamoring for them.

British Dictionary definitions for soup kitchen

soup kitchen

noun
1.
a place or mobile stall where food and drink, esp soup, is served to destitute people
2.
(military) a mobile kitchen
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