# （源於聖經的詞語+諺語）The Powers that be 凡掌權的

The powers that be 本意是「凡掌權的」，但現在指地方政府、中央政府，大企業的領導層、機構或組織的主管等，帶有貶意，特別在政治上，必定有在野黨，經常針對政府的各種政策和措施。而就大機構而言，也必定有反對的聲音（特別是廿一世紀的商業機構），抗議種種不公平的工作條件和剝削工人的利益等等。

The powers that be have decided to sack the CEO over his lack of leadership. The workers” union is suing the powers that be over their breach of agreement on their promise of raising workers” pay. The many coups during the past few decades show that people have no respect of the powers that be.