go through (the proper) channels meaning

[American slang]
to use the proper procedure, working through the correct people and offices to get something done; to cooperate with a bureaucracy.
  I'm sorry. I can't help you. You'll have to go through the proper channels.
  I didn't get what I wanted because I didn't go through channels.

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