Chinese wall

noun

Definition of Chinese wall

  1. :  a strong barrier; especially :  a serious obstacle to understanding

Origin and Etymology of chinese wall

Chinese Wall, a defensive wall built in the 3rd century b.c. between China and Mongolia


First Known Use: 1900

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