revolving door


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revolving door

n.
1. A door, especially at the entrance of a building, typically made of three or four rigid upright sections joined at right angles and rotating about a central upright pivot.
2.
a. A recurring pattern of events or problems: a revolving door of drug addiction and homelessness.
b. A situation in which people remain or work only a short time before going elsewhere.
c. A situation in which people with experience in an industry take government jobs in agencies that set policy for that industry and in which government employees take private-sector jobs in order to use their connections and knowledge to favorably influence government policy regarding their industry.

re·volv′ing-door′ adj.

revolving door

n
1. (Building) a door that rotates about a central vertical axis, esp one with four leaves arranged at right angles to each other, thereby excluding draughts
2.
a. informal a tendency to change personnel on a frequent basis
b. (as modifier): a revolving-door band.
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy)
a. informal the hiring of former government employees by private companies with which they had dealings when they worked for the government
b. (as modifier): revolving-door consultancies.

revolv′ing door′


n.
an entrance door to a building consisting of usually four rigid leaves in the form of a cross rotating about a central vertical pivot in the doorway, designed to keep out drafts.
[1905–10]

revolv′ing-door′


adj.
1. (of a company, institution, or organization) having a high turnover of employees, members, patients, etc.
2. of or pertaining to a practice in which government officials return to positions in private companies that do business with the government.
[1965–70]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.revolving door - an organization or institution with a high rate of turnover of personnel or membershiprevolving door - an organization or institution with a high rate of turnover of personnel or membership
social group - people sharing some social relation
2.revolving door - a door consisting of four orthogonal partitions that rotate about a central pivot; a door designed to equalize the air pressure in tall buildings
door - a swinging or sliding barrier that will close the entrance to a room or building or vehicle; "he knocked on the door"; "he slammed the door as he left"
Translations
porta giratória
vrtljiva vrata

revolving door

nporta girevole
References in classic literature ?
With his free arm, the Persian drew the young man to his chest and, suddenly, the mirror turned, in a blinding daze of cross-lights: it turned like one of those revolving doors which have lately been fixed to the entrances of most restaurants, it turned, carrying Raoul and the Persian with it and suddenly hurling them from the full light into the deepest darkness.
But even with the insights offered by the human-capital theory, the prevailing analyses of the revolving door are still incomplete.
For in recent years I have: Gone the wrong way and had to pull the door from behind me; Gone the right way, but been caught in a Mexican stand-off with a man who was going the wrong way and refused to accept this even though I could prove, with diagrams if necessary, he was in the wrong; Failed to pay sufficient attention when approaching a revolving door and consequently entering the same compartment as a woman, forming the world''s shortest and most uncomfortable conga line.
It was unexpected, and I was already discombobulated by my previous failure to leave the revolving door, and, basically, the speed made me miss my exit.
Because some years ago, somebody realised that it's quite difficult to nip through a revolving door if you use a wheelchair.
This industry is a revolving door and I've been there.
In fact, when it comes to financial fraud--the focus of the study--the revolving door may actually lead to more stringent enforcement actions.
This means that thousands of dangerous criminals still enjoy a revolving door justice system which releases them back onto the streets - free to commit further offences.
Elizabeth, who has suffered from multiple sclerosis for 40 years, is demanding pounds 50,000 damages from Asda, who have since replaced the revolving door at the Perth store.
Shafiq Sabir, of Paget Street, Grangetown, told the Echo that he was leaving the library on The Hayes when he had to exit via the revolving doors, which are not suitable for people with impaired vision.
Figuratively, as long as that revolving door of safety is turning, we all continue to work accident/injury free.
Since then, I have been scrupulously careful to go through the revolving door the right way.