Red Tape

A politico-diplomatic hocus pocus piece of machinery for the assistance of the nobs in keeping off the snobs.

Charles Dickens Little Dorrit Quotations (Book 1, Chapter 10). A politico-diplomatic hocus pocus piece of machinery for the assistance of the nobs in keeping off the snobs.

As number one referred him to number two, and as number two referred him to number three, he had occasion to state it three times before they all referred him to number four, to whom he stated it again.

Charles Dickens Little Dorrit Quotations (Book 1, Chapter 10). As number one referred him to number two, and as number two referred him to number three, he had occasion to state it three times before they all referred him to number four, to whom he stated it again.

He wound and wound folds of white cravat round his neck, as he wound and wound folds of tape and paper round the neck of the country.

Charles Dickens Little Dorrit Quotations (Book 1, Chapter 10). He wound and wound folds of white cravat round his neck, as he wound and wound folds of tape and paper round the neck of the country.

Britannia, that unfortunate female, is always before me, like a trussed fowl: skewered through and through with office-pens, and bound hand and foot with red tape.

Britannia, that unfortunate female, is always before me, like a trussed fowl: skewered through and through with office-pens, and bound hand and foot with red tape.

The Department is accessible to the Public, if the Public approaches it according to the official forms; if the Public does not approach it according to the official forms, the Public has itself to blame.

Charles Dickens Little Dorrit Quotations (Book 1, Chapter 10). The Department is accessible to the Public, if the Public approaches it according to the official forms; if the Public does not approach it according to the official forms, the Public has itself to blame.