revolving-door

adjective re·volv·ing-door \ ri-ˈväl-viŋ-ˈdȯr , -ˈvȯl- also -ˈvä-viŋ- or -ˈvȯ-viŋ- \
Updated on: 12 Apr 2018

Definition of revolving-door

: characterized by a frequent succession (as of personnel) or a cycle of leaving and returning
  • revolving-door governments

First Known Use of revolving-door

1973

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revolving door

noun

Definition of revolving door

: a revolving-door system or process

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First Known Use of revolving door

1895

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REVOLVING-DOOR Defined for English Language Learners

revolving door

Definition of revolving door for English Language Learners

  • : a type of door that turns in its frame when it is used and allows people to go both in and out of a large building at the same time

  • —used to describe a situation in which the people who have a particular job or position are constantly or frequently changing

  • —used to describe a situation in which someone leaves and returns to a place or position many times


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