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red tape
used in Atlas Shrugged

4 uses
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Definition
time-consuming bureaucratic procedures — especially those that seem needless
  • "Draw up all the papers and all the red tape in the name of the John Galt Line," she said.
    1.7 Part 1 Chapter 7 — The Exploiters and the Exploited (63% in)
  • It's only a new form of legal red tape.
    1.8 Part 1 Chapter 8 — The John Galt Line (17% in)
  • You know how it is nowadays, with the inefficiency of all office help and with the amount of red tape we're tangled in, some bungling fool mixed the records and processed the attachment order against you-when it wasn't your case at all, it was, in fact, the case of a soap manufacturer!
    3.6 Part 3 Chapter 6 — The Concerto of Deliverance (5% in)
  • And with all those damn formalities that we have to go through-you know how it is, red tape!
    3.6 Part 3 Chapter 6 — The Concerto of Deliverance (6% in)

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