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cut through red tape

To get the result one seeks without engaging in bureaucratic rules or methods. Our lawyer was able to cut through red tape and get us an answer from the courthouse.
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cut through red tape

Fig. to eliminate or neutralize something complicated, such as bureaucratic rules and procedures. I will try to cut through all the red tape for you so you get your visa on time. I am sure someone can help us cut through all this red tape.
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