nanny state Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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nanny statenoun [C]

uk   us   mainly UK disapproving
a ​government that ​tries to give too much ​advice or make too many ​laws about how ​people should ​livetheirlives, ​especially about ​eating, ​smoking, or ​drinkingalcohol: The ​government was ​accused of ​trying to ​create a ​nannystate when it ​announced new ​guidelines on ​healthyeating.
(Definition of nanny state from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “nanny state”
in Chinese (Simplified) 保姆式政府(指过分干涉国民生活的政府)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 保姆式政府(指過分干涉國民生活的政府)…
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