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red tape
used in The Brothers Karamazov

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Definition
time-consuming bureaucratic procedures — especially those that seem needless
  • I know that for the last five days he has had three thousand drawn out of the bank, changed into notes of a hundred roubles, packed into a large envelope, sealed with five seals, and tied across with red tape.
    Book 3 — The Sensualists (42% in)

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