can't fight City Hall
Unable to overcome bureaucratic rules, as in Brad couldn't get a permit without going through channels—you can't fight City Hall! This term transfers the seat of city government to a more general sense of bureaucracy in any sphere. [Mid-1800s]
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Throughout the fifties, in city after city, fluoridation became the subject of fierce debate.
To put it rather uncharitably, the USPHS practiced a major dental experiment on a city full of unconsenting subjects.
Today, the city is an Asian hipster outpost, with shopping malls, clothing boutiques, and mixologist-prepared cocktails.
“I love my job and I love my city and I am committed to the work here,” he said in a statement.The Golden State Preps for the ‘Red Wedding’ of Senate Races|David Freedlander|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Gay marriage was the hot-button fight on the left and right.
This city stands upon almost two equal parts on each side the river that passes through.Gulliver's Travels|Jonathan Swift
When she arrived she made a regular entry into the city in a coach all gold and glass, drawn by eight superb plumed horses.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
In the entrance hall of the Savoy, where large and lonely porters were dozing, he learnt that she was at home.Bella Donna|Robert Hichens
You see, I am the city undertaker, and the people are dying here so fast, that I can hardly supply the demand for coffins.
Cheap as they are, they are a poorer speculation than even corner lots in a lithographic city of Nebraska or Oregon.Glances at Europe|Horace Greeley