Chinese menu

An allusion to a type of Chinese restaurant menu where most items in a software license are cost-plus choices or bolt-ons – in contrast to prix-fixé or all-you-can-eat-buffets; as a cliché it suffers from the fact that not all Chinese restaurants use the type of menu it described. The term should be used with caution, as some hearers might regard it as an offensive ethnic slur.

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