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  • The powers that be — (phrase) is a phrase, referring to any group that holds power over a certain entity.The powers that be or TPTB may also refer to: Television * The Powers That Be (TV series), a short lived 1990s situation comedy * The Powers That Be ( Jackie Chan …   Wikipedia

  • The powers that be — es un tópico cultural anglosajón (como tal intraducible y citado literalmente por ejemplo, no debe usarse en singular the power that be , al ser un plurale tantum ) con el que se designa al gobierno, al poder o a la autoridad establecida; además… …   Wikipedia Español

  • the powers that be — THE AUTHORITIES, the people in charge, the government. → power * * * the powers that be The existing ruling authorities (Bible, Romans 13.1) • • • Main Entry: ↑power * * * the authorities Origin: with biblical allusion to Rom. 13:1 * * * the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • (the) powers that be — the powers that be phrase the people who control a situation This expression usually shows that you do not agree with their decisions The powers that be have cancelled the show. Thesaurus: general words for leaders and bosseshyponym to be in… …   Useful english dictionary

  • the powers that be — the people who control a situation. This expression usually shows that you do not agree with their decisions The powers that be have cancelled the show …   English dictionary

  • the powers that be — did nothing to defuse the situation Syn: the authorities, the people in charge, the government …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • the powers that be — the people in power, the power brokers    I applied for a liquor license, but the powers that be said no …   English idioms

  • the powers that be — ► the powers that be the authorities. [ORIGIN: with biblical allusion to Epistle to the Romans, chapter 13.] Main Entry: ↑power …   English terms dictionary

  • (the) powers that be — the people who control things but who are not known. It s up to the powers that be to decide what should be done next …   New idioms dictionary

  • the powers that be — Meaning Origin From the Bible. Romans 13:1. Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: The powers that be are ordained of God …   Meaning and origin of phrases

  • the powers that be — {n. phr.} Constituted authority; those in power. * /I have done all I can; the rest is up to the powers that be./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

Книги

  • The Powers to Lead, Joseph S. Nye. What qualities make a leader succeed in business or politics? In an era when the information revolution has dramatically changed the playing field, when old organizational hierarchies have… Подробнее  Купить за 1958 руб
  • The powers that prey, Flynt Josiah. Книга представляет собой репринтное издание. Несмотря на то, что была проведена серьезная работа по восстановлению первоначального качества издания, на некоторых страницах могут обнаружиться… Подробнее  Купить за 1310 руб
  • The Wilt Inheritance, Sharpe Tom. Henry Wilt, Tom Sharpe's beleaguered hero, returns again for another hilarious dose of quickfire farce. Stuck in a job he doesn't want - but can't afford to lose - as nominal Head of the… Подробнее  Купить за 1109 руб
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