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Bureaucracy (3,4)

Ross

I think it could be either:

red tape

redtape

'bureaucracy' is the definition.
(I've seen this before)

This is all the clue.

(Other definitions for red tape that I've seen before include "Needlessly time-consuming procedures" , "European regulations?" , "Colourful ribbon associated with bureaucracy" , "bureaucratic snarl-up?" , "unnecessary paperwork" .)

I've seen this clue in the New York Times and The Telegraph.
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