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10:49 Dec 6, 2004
English to Russian translations [PRO] Art/Literary - Idioms / Maxims / Sayings
English term or phrase:a self-licking ice cream cone
A less than complimentary way of describing and organization or system that is a intricately designed but of no real use outside of itself.
"The problem is, like any large and well-funded government bureaucracy, it had become a self-licking ice cream cone."