short rations

plural noun

Definition of short rations

: a very small amount of food that is given to one person or animal for one day The prisoners were kept on short rations.

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“Short rations.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/short%20rations. Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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