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Old June 02, 2010, 02:28 AM
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In English?

It means that beurocratic or important things always take their time.
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En otro foro nos dan varias opciones, unas que me parecen bastante decentes son estas:
"The wheels of bureaucracy turn slowly"
"The mills of God grind slowly"
"It all takes time"
"The wheels of Justice grind ever so slowly"
"Rome was not built in a day".
Hope these help...
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En inglés no existe un dicho igual, aunque JPablo le diste unas proximaciones. Quisiera añadir dos más.

Things need to go through a lot of bureaucratic red tape before anything can get done.

.....bureaucratic mumbo jumbo before anything a get done.
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It means that beurocratic or important things always take their time.
One thing though:

Bureaucracy does not mean important.
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