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glass ceiling

noun [C]  /ɡlæs ˈsi·lɪŋ/
a limit that is unofficial but understood which prevents someone, esp. a woman, from advancing to a top position in a company or organization: The fact that no woman has managed one of the branch offices is pretty strong evidence of a glass ceiling.
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