soup sandwich

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

An expression of military origin, calling to mind a picture of soup being poured over bread.

Noun[edit]

soup sandwich (plural soup sandwiches)

  1. (US, idiomatic) Someone or something that is not as it should be; something disorganized or unfinished.
    That's as messed up as a soup sandwich.
    That guy is a big soup sandwich.