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bed-blocking

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbed-blockingˈbed-ˌblocking noun [uncountable] British English  a situation in which someone stays in hospital because there is no other suitable place where they can go to be looked after. This means that other people cannot go into hospital when they need to, because there is no bed for them.
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