Idiom of the Day
excessive formalities in official transactions
There was much red tape when we went to the city to get a business license.
Rules to play Surfing
If you are caught in a rip, remember that its called R.I.P. for a reason. You may not make it back to dry land ever again if you get caught in one. Hopefully you already know that a rip is a strong current that (normally) goes straight out to sea and, if caught in one, you should not panic but instead paddle across the rip (not against it) until you have escaped.