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Chicken soup


chicken soup (countable and uncountable, plural chicken soups)

  1. (cooking) Any soup made with either pieces of chicken or chicken broth as its main ingredient, often thought to cure everyday illnesses such as the common cold.
    He should have guessed that her great-great-grandmother's secret chicken soup recipe was a can from the store.
  2. (figuratively) A cure for a wide variety of illnesses or other problems.
    Duct tape is the chicken soup of plumbing.
  3. (figuratively) A mixed-up mush.
    His hand got caught in a meat grinder and turned into chicken soup.