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bottleneck

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈbɒt.l̩.nek/ US  /ˈbɑː.t̬l̩-/
a place where a road becomes narrow, or a place where there is often a lot of traffic, causing the traffic to slow down or stop
狭窄路段,瓶颈路段;交通阻塞点
Roadworks are causing bottlenecks in the city centre.
道路施工导致市中心交通阻塞。
Traffic jams
a problem that delays progress
障碍;僵局
Is there any way of getting round this bureaucratic bottleneck?
有办法避开这种拖拉推诿的官僚作风吗?
Preventing and impedingLimiting and restricting
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