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ivory tower

noun [C] uk   us   disapproving
To live or be in an ivory tower is not to know about or to want to avoid the ordinary and unpleasant things that happen in people's lives: Academics sitting in ivory towers have no understanding of what is important for ordinary people.
Translations of “ivory tower”
in Chinese (Traditional) 象牙塔…
in Chinese (Simplified) 象牙塔…
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