a little from column A, a little from column B

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A combination of two factors or reasons.

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  • Typical "American Chinese" restaurant menus of the mid-twentieth century presented food selections for combination entrees in a table with columns labeled "A" and "B". The customer was then advised, for example, to "Choose one from Column A and one from Column B."
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Submitted on July 07, 2010

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    Karen
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