bully beef (pickled or tinned beef).
|[||‘The Stage-Coachman Abroad’ in Bentley’s Misc. IV 605: Then came in a large white dish with little square slices of b’iled beef, as Jack said was ‘bully’ [...] If Dutch courage means a glass of gin, Belgian bully means beef with the strength b’iled out on it].|
|Grey Brigade 11 Dec. 3/3: Cold is my dug-out, damp my feet, / Nothing but biscuits and bully to eat.|
|(con. WWI) Gloss. of Sl. [...] in the A.I.F. 1921–1924 (rev. t/s) n.p.: bully. Abbreviation of Bully Beef. A name given to the preserved meat issued, usually in one pound tins.|
|We Were the Rats x: It’s practically all bully beef and biscuits here, George. No matter how cleverly the cook disguises the old bully, we always see through it.|
|(con. 1940s) Gun in My Hand 184: Don’t choke on the bully we said.|
|(con. 1941) Gunner 16: Several tins of precious bully.|
|Exiles of Asbestos Cottage 98: Sometimes he’d take a dozen tins of bully.|