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Duck Soup

What is the mean­ing of the term “duck soup”?

An easy task. It’s a mys­te­ri­ous ex­pres­sion (since chicken soup and var­i­ous other va­ri­eties are com­moner than duck soup), of un­known ori­gin and not more than about 50 years old. Per­haps it comes from “sit­ting duck,” mean­ing an easy tar­get since such a duck could read­ily be trans­formed into a va­ri­ety of ed­i­bles, in­clud­ing soup.

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