the powers that be Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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the powers that be

importantpeople who have ​authority over ​others: It's up to the ​powers that be to ​decide what should be done next.
(Definition of the powers that be from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “the powers that be”
in Chinese (Simplified) 当权派, 权力集团…
in Chinese (Traditional) 當權派, 權力集團…
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