glass ceiling


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glass ceiling

n.
An unacknowledged discriminatory barrier that prevents women and minorities from rising to positions of power or responsibility, as within a corporation.

glass ceiling

n
a situation in which progress, esp promotion, appears to be possible but restrictions or discrimination create a barrier that prevents it

glass′ ceil′ing


n.
an upper limit to professional advancement, esp. as imposed upon women, that is not readily perceived or openly acknowledged.
[1980–85]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.glass ceiling - a ceiling based on attitudinal or organizational bias in the work force that prevents minorities and women from advancing to leadership positionsglass ceiling - a ceiling based on attitudinal or organizational bias in the work force that prevents minorities and women from advancing to leadership positions
ceiling, roof, cap - an upper limit on what is allowed; "he put a ceiling on the number of women who worked for him"; "there was a roof on salaries"; "they established a cap for prices"
Translations
lasikatto

glass ceiling

n (fig) → barriera invisibile
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