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the nanny state

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishthe nanny statethe nanny stateespecially British EnglishPGPPP a government which tries to control the lives of its citizens too much nanny
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the nanny stateMr Ridley, who was not involved in any of the original decisions, is no supporter of the nanny state either.Some nonsense or other to do with the nanny state.
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