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nanny state

noun [C] uk   us   mainly UK disapproving
a government that tries to give too much advice or make too many laws about how people should live their lives, especially about eating, smoking, or drinking alcohol: The government was accused of trying to create a nanny state when it announced new guidelines on healthy eating.
Translations of “nanny state”
in Chinese (Traditional) 保姆式政府(指過分干涉國民生活的政府)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 保姆式政府(指过分干涉国民生活的政府)…
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