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iron rations

noun [plural] uk   old-fashioned us  
a basic amount of food for a person to live on: The hotel food was dreadful, so for three days we were on iron rations of fruit, cheese, and bread.
Translations of “iron rations”
in Chinese (Traditional) 基本口糧…
in Chinese (Simplified) 基本口粮…
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