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  1. Commander of the Order of the British Empire.
  2. Component Boolean Expression
  3. Calculated Best Estimate
  4. Command Budget Estimate
  5. Common Base Event
  6. can't be everywhere
    CBE, Minister,' he replied, unhappily. I wasn't sure what he meant. Could I have been awarded the CBE.? – or could he? He explained. "Can't Be Everywhere'. Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn in Economy Drive episode 3 of "Yes Minister" 10 March 1980
    My source says: ‘The answer was “CBE” – palace-speak for “Can’t be everywhere.” ’ Ephraim Hardcastle The Daily Mail 2 July 2015