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red tape
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Hard Times
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  • But, when he is trimmed, smoothed, and varnished, according to the mode; when he is aweary of vice, and aweary of virtue, used up as to brimstone, and used up as to bliss; then, whether he take to the serving out of red tape, or to the kindling of red fire, he is the very Devil.

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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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