The British Idiom – Red-tape
Definition of Red-tape
Red-tape is an informal way of talking about bureaucracy and official formality, often in a derogatory way.
Examples of Usage of Red-tape
The trouble with opening a business in Spain is that there’s so much red-tape to get through. Don’t imagine it’s going to be easy. There’s an awful lot of red-tape to deal with.
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