alphabet soup

alphabet soup
n. initialisms and acronyms in general. D The names of these government offices are just alphabet soup.
Just look at the telephone book! You can’t find anything because it’s filled with alphabet soup.

Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions. 2015.

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