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English definition of “tptb”

tptb

written abbreviation for the powers that be: used, in emails for example , when you are referring to people who have authority and control : If it were up to me, I'd say yes, but I'll have to check with tptb.Conventions used on the Internet and in email
(Definition of tptb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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