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red tape

noun [U]
 
 
disapproving
official rules and processes that seem unnecessary and delay results
繁文缛节;官僚作风;拖拉费时的繁琐手续
We must cut through the red tape.
我们必须要克服官僚文牍主义。
Rules and laws
Translations of “red tape”
in Chinese (Traditional) 繁文縟節, 官僚作風, 拖拉費時的繁瑣手續…
in Russian бюрократизм, волокита…
in Turkish bürokrasi…
in Polish biurokracja…
(Definition of red tape from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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