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Oak Flat translates this aggravating world of red tape and tedium into a thoughtful, often beautiful, and deeply human story.

In France, administrative red tape and a lack of nursing home staff hobbled the early days of the vaccine campaign.

From Fortune

From giving tax incentives to promising lower red tape and even freeing up industrial land “twice the size of Luxembourg,” the Modi government has made the “Make in India” initiative a cornerstone of its policymaking.

From Quartz

On housing, it’s basically a checklist of policies he went on to implement – densifying neighborhoods, cutting red tape, streamlining approval processes.

If convalescent plasma works, the EUA could save thousands of lives without regulatory red tape.

From Quartz

A yellow hazardous material bin placed out on the lawn, just beyond some red tape reading “Danger Do Not Enter,” left no doubt.

Sadly, its most notable achievement is to add layers of red tape and busywork to our already bureaucracy-heavy prison system.

Oversight on top of oversight and red tape on top of red tape, Christie said, was the real enemy.

But Rogers said the new policy is instead a new level of red tape that has paralyzed the U.S. military and intelligence community.

The abortion battleground is becoming a fight over reams of red tape.

He gets out and does things while these fatheads stay in quarters and untangle red tape.

Black Hood knew what it was to be a policeman with hands bound by red tape or political intrigue.

Even for doctors to obtain it is an undertaking involving considerable red tape.

They are such illogical fools; a logical fool in an office, with a lot of red tape, is conceivable.

If it's an ordinary government deal, you know how many light-years of red tape are involved.


On this page you'll find 31 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to red tape, such as: bureaucracy, authority, bureaucratic paperwork, city hall, government, and management.

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