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Chicken-Feed

"During the Anglo-American occupation after World War II the German economic director incautiously complained that the grain supplied by the Americans was 'chicken-feed'. It was indeed largely maize and the director had described it with literal accuracy, being no doubt unaware that the words he chose had, in the United States, another idiomatic and derogatory meaning. 'Three hundred million bucks,' exclaimed General Clay, American Military Governor, 'and the bastard calls it chicken-feed!'"
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