Meaning of “revolving door” in the English Dictionary

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(Definition of “revolving door” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"revolving door" in American English

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revolving doornoun [ C ]

us /rɪˈvɑl·vɪŋ ˈdɔr, -ˈvɔl-/

a set of doors that you go through by pushing them around in a circle

If you say that a situation is a revolving door, you mean that people or other things are continuously coming and going, rather than staying somewhere:

The department was a revolving door for top leaders, as 10 directors came and went over a dozen years.

(Definition of “revolving door” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"revolving door" in Business English

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revolving doornoun [ S ]

uk us informal

HR, WORKPLACE a situation in which a lot of different people do a particular job or work for a particular company for a short time and then leave:

Despite a revolving door in senior ranks just below the top, the group has had a single CEO for the last three years.

(Definition of “revolving door” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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