the powers that be

the powers that be

the powers that be did nothing to defuse the situation

Syn:
the authorities, the people in charge, the government

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  • 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

  • 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

  • The Powers That Be (TV series) — The Powers That Be is a United States television sitcom created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman that aired briefly on NBC from 1992 to 1993. Norman Lear served as executive producer for the show. PlotAt the center of the series is U.S. Senator… …   Wikipedia

  • The Powers That Be (book) — The Powers That Be is a 1979 book by David Halberstam about the American media.The subjects in the book:*CBS *The New York Times *The Los Angeles Times *The Washington Post *Time The Seattle Times called the book, a monumental X ray study of… …   Wikipedia

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  • The powers that be (phrase) — In idiomatic English, The powers that be (TPTB) is a phrase used to refer to those individuals or groups who collectively hold authority over a particular domain. It is a plurale tantum; the hypothetical singular equivalent, the power that be ,… …   Wikipedia

  • Powers That Be — is a common abstract pronoun used to designate those parties who assume authority over a group or organisation, commonly company management, the government or even a personification of destiny.The phrase Powers That Be could refer to:* The Powers …   Wikipedia

  • The Powers of Matthew Star — Title Screen Genre Science fiction Created by Steven E. de Souza Written by David Carren …   Wikipedia

  • The Butterfly that Stamped — is part of a series of books known as Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling. These are collected short stories. The stories explain how things supposedly came to be. Plot“The Butterfly that Stamped” is one of the stories that is about King Solomon,… …   Wikipedia

  • Powers That Prey — Infobox Film name = Powers That Prey image size = caption = director = Henry King producer = writer = Will M. Ritchey narrator = starring = Mary Miles Minter music = cinematography = John F. Seitz editing = distributor = Mutual Film released =… …   Wikipedia

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