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red tape
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David Copperfield
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  • Opposite to the tall old chimney-piece were two portraits: one of a gentleman with grey hair (though not by any means an old man) and black eyebrows, who was looking over some papers tied together with red tape; the other, of a lady, with a very placid and sweet expression of face, who was looking at me.
  • Britannia, that unfortunate female, is always before me, like a trussed fowl: skewered through and through with office-pens, and bound hand and foot with red tape.

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  • Judge Biederman says that she is going to overlook all of the red tape for now I can see that Pattie likes the idea of red tape.
    Holly Goldberg Sloan  --  Counting by 7s
  • Red tape.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide

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