Share this entry

Share this page

red tape

División en sílabas: red tape

Definición de red tape en inglés:

sustantivo

Excessive bureaucracy or adherence to rules and formalities, especially in public business: this law will just create more red tape
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • He says local government red tape is killing housing availability and affordability.
  • The Scottish economy cannot afford the tourist industry to be hamstrung by red tape and bureaucracy any longer.
  • You will encounter government regulations and red tape in your chosen country.

Origen

early 18th century: so named because of the red or pink tape used to bind and secure official documents.

Definición de red tape en:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

¿Qué te llama la atención de esta palabra o frase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Obtenga más de Oxford Dictionaries

Suscribirse para eliminar anuncios y acceder a los recursos premium

Palabra del día orthoepy
Pronunciación: ˈɔːθəʊɛpi
noun
the correct or accepted pronunciation of words