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red tape


Choose the correct definition a, b or c.

a) time-consuming bureaucracy

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Well done ! That’s the right answer. Red tape is the collection of forms or administrative documents which usually take a lot of time.

French translation

paperasserie

Examples in context

’Several U.S. lawmakers and prominent economists are now calling for Congress and the White House to end this financial conflict of interest. This comes just one week after President Obama promised "no more red tape" for homeowners looking to refinance.’

Democracynow.org, Online Resources, 31st Jan. 2012

’Could bringing empty homes back into use have a major impact on the housing crisis ? And will the government reduce the amount of red tape and bureaucracy that many find an obstacle in tackling the problem ?’

The Guardian, Online Edition, 27th Jan. 2012

Everyday usage It takes a lot of red tape to apply for a visa to work in the United States, I can’t believe it !

b) an old tabloid

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c) coloured adhesive strip of tissue to heal wounds

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