Chinese Wall

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Chinese wall

n.
A barrier to communication, understanding, or action: "still believe a Chinese wall can exist between public and private selves" (Gail Sheehy).

[After the Great Wall of China.]

Chinese wall

n
1. (Stock Exchange) a notional barrier between the parts of a business, esp between the market makers and brokers of a stock-exchange business, across which no information should pass to the detriment of clients
2. an insurmountable obstacle

Chi′nese Wall′


n.
2. an insuperable barrier or obstacle, as to understanding.
[1905–10]
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Noun1.Chinese Wall - a fortification 1,500 miles long built across northern China in the 3rd century BCChinese Wall - a fortification 1,500 miles long built across northern China in the 3rd century BC; it averages 6 meters in width
Cathay, China, Communist China, mainland China, People's Republic of China, PRC, Red China - a communist nation that covers a vast territory in eastern Asia; the most populous country in the world