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2006.9.7-----Slang

(2006-09-07 22:23:36)
分类: 英语习语
red tape
 
2006.9.7-----Slang
   
Definition:
 
 Excessive rules and regulations; bureaucratic details and delays.
 

Example:  
 
1) With all the red tape, it took me weeks to get a license for my new business.
2) The red tape at my job is driving me crazy! I can't do anything without filling out a ton of paperwork.

Etymology:
 
 In 18th century England, the official documents of the royal government were tied together with red ribbon or tape.
 
 
be my guest 
 
 
你想做什么就去做吧
 
e.g. 
 
<1>If you think you can da the job.Be my guest and give it a try.
<2>Can I try your new badminton racket?Sure,be my guest.

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