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Wiktionary: Glossary of military slang
(US) Insult often used in Basic Combat Training, referring to an action, uniform or task done inefficiently or improperly. Example: “Your uniform is all messed up, looking like a soup sandwich.”
Soup Sandwich is a denigrative U.S. military slang term, typically used to admonish a trooper for poor work or shoddy appearance. The term comes from the concept that a sandwich made out of soup would be a sloppy mess.
Military Jargon, Lingo, & Slang
Soup Sandwhich: Try making one....
Soup Sandwich: Someone who would look good if their uniform was squared away
Soup Sandwich: Something really messed up
Soup Sandwich: A soldier who isn’t ready or wet behind the ears.
Soup Sandwich: Soldier who’s not squared away..
soup sandwich: somebody who is not taken care of buisness
Dictionary of Playground Slang (Online)
Something worthless, hopeless, useless, etc. Derived from the common United States military phrase Ate up like a soup sandwich.”; This memo is soup.” circa 1990 s, KOR
New York (NY) Times
Books in Brief: Fiction
By Eric P. Nash
Published: Sunday, September 21, 1997
Precariously Poised Stories.
By Harlan Ellison.
Houghton Mifflin, $22.
Harlan Ellison, the reigning bad boy of science fiction for more than 40 years, has mellowed—somewhat. Like Stephen King (who took more than a leaf from his stylebook), Ellison writes with a relish for gutter slang, veins-in-the-teeth violence and brand-name pop culture, and his work hums with a relentless narrative drive. Many of the stories in ‘’Slippage’’ are light fables. Another, ‘’Crazy as a Soup Sandwich,’’ about a modern-day demon, reads like a script for one of the more whimsical episodes of ‘’The Twilight Zone.’’ (And it was, in the reprised series of the 1980’s.)
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