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English definition of “glass ceiling”

glass ceiling

noun [C usually singular]     HR, WORKPLACE
something that prevents someone from getting a more important position in their organization : Women have made scant progress in breaking through the glass ceiling to reach top corporate executive and boardroom positions . Few people who hit the glass ceiling are inclined to go through the additional pain of a complaint to the government .
(Definition of glass ceiling noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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