Translation of "nanny state" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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nanny statenoun [ C ]

uk /ˌnæn.i ˈsteɪt/ us /ˌnæn.i ˈsteɪt/ mainly UK disapproving

a government that tries to give too much advice or make too many laws about how people should live their lives, especially about eating, smoking, or drinking alcohol

The government was accused of trying to create a nanny state when it announced new guidelines on healthy eating. 政府发布了新的健康饮食指导,这被指责是尝试建立保姆式政府。

(Translation of “nanny state” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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