Meaning of “tptb” in the English Dictionary

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"tptb" in British English

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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.

(Definition of “tptb” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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