Definition of 'nanny state'
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Would critics prefer a nanny state that does not allow poor people to borrow at all? Times, Sunday Times (2008)Where do you draw the line between personal responsibility and the nanny state? The Sun (2010)No one wants to live in a nanny state. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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Used Rarely. nanny state is in the lower 50% of commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Definition of nanny state from the Collins English Dictionary
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