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empire-building

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishempire-buildingˈempire-ˌbuilding noun [uncountable]  attempts to get more power within the organization you work for
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empire-buildingTogether, they point to aggressive empire-building by the duke in the north.Any change in the boundaries of authority should be the result of conscious planning, and not surreptitious empire-building.Once the process is under way, empire-building adds fuel to the fire, and more fat to the bureaucracy.All these colonies belonged to powers whose empire-building had begun in the age of the great discoveries.
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