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The meaning of "alphabet soup"

" Alphabet soup "
Meaning:
A jumble of words or letters, often referring to organisations known by their initials, like CIA or BBC.
Example:
All those institutions of the European parliament are confusing - a real alphabet soup.
Where did it originate?:
USA. An early 20th century adaptation of the name of the soup made from pasta letters.
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