Translation of "red tape" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

red tape

noun [ U ] uk /ˌred ˈteɪp/ us /ˌred ˈteɪp/ disapproving

C2 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。

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