Wysyłany od Annasza do Kajfasza

09:02 Jul 15, 2018
Polish to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Idioms / Maxims / Sayings / bureaucracy
Polish term or phrase: Wysyłany od Annasza do Kajfasza
czyli takie biurokratyczne błędne koło.
Kontekstem jest prezentacja biznesowa, więc idealnie coś nie zupełnie kolokwialnego
Michał Wiśniewski
Local time: 16:57


Summary of answers provided
4driven from pillar to post
Mariusz Koch
4caught/stuck/entangled in the red tape
Bubz
3bureaucratic red tape, bureaucratic maze
geopiet
3become the ball in the game of bureaucratic ping-pong
Frank Szmulowicz, Ph. D.
3become trapped in a Kafkaesque bureaucratic nightmare
Frank Szmulowicz, Ph. D.


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driven from pillar to post


Explanation:
PWN-Oxford:
być odsyłanym od Annasza do Kajfasza to be driven from pillar to post

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https://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/be-driven-pushed-from...

Mariusz Koch
United Kingdom
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become trapped in a Kafkaesque bureaucratic nightmare


Explanation:
Not colloquial, as requested. Some people may appreciate the literary reference.
https://dictionary.cambridge.org/us/dictionary/english/kafka...

Frank Szmulowicz, Ph. D.
United States
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become the ball in the game of bureaucratic ping-pong


Explanation:
For sports lovers everywhere, the analogy is clear. One can also add
become the ball in the Kafkaesque game of bureaucratic ping-pong.
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Instead of filling her prescriptions and visiting her doctor this month, as she had planned, Holly has been trapped in a Kafkaesque game of bureaucratic ping-pong, in which she is the ball.
http://centerforhealthreporting.org/article/getting-lost-oba...


Frank Szmulowicz, Ph. D.
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bureaucratic red tape, bureaucratic maze


Explanation:
labyrinth of administrative procedures

geopiet
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caught/stuck/entangled in the red tape


Explanation:
(hopelessly) entgangled - najbardziej dramatyczne

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a moze Catch 22?

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po chwili przemyslenia powyzsze wycofuje, bo jednak znaczenie Catch 22 jest inne - efekt jest zawsze negatywny, a tu niekoniecznie o to chodzi

Natomiast podtrzymuje odpowiedzi z paska
w linku przyklad uzycia 'caught in a web of red tape'
https://www.industrysearch.com.au/trusted-trader-program-to-...

Bubz
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