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powers that be

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  • as inred tape
  • as inpower structure
  • as inbureaucracy
  • as ingovernance
  • as inestablishment
  • as ingovernment
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Synonyms for powers that be

noun bureaucratic rules
  • bureaucracy
  • authority
  • bureaucratic paperwork
  • city hall
  • government
  • management
  • official forms
  • official procedures
  • officialdom
  • officialism
  • paper shuffling
  • powers that be
  • proper channels
  • regulatory commission
  • the Establishment
  • the system

More words related to powers that be

bureaucracy

noun. system which controls organization

establishment

noun. ruling class; bureaucracy
  • authority
  • city hall
  • conservatives
  • diehards
  • established order
  • old guard
  • powers that be
  • the system
  • them
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