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noun (uncountable)
  1. (idiom) A derisive term for regulations or bureaucratic procedures that are considered excessive or excessively time- and effort-consuming.
All the and paperwork that goes on there prevents any progress.
Translations: 
  • German: Amtsschimmel
    (trans-bottom)
Etymology: 
  • Thought to allude to the former practice of binding government documents in red-coloured tape



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