revolving-door

adjective

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


revolving door

noun

Definition of revolving door

:a revolving-door system or process

First Known Use of revolving door

1895


REVOLVING-DOOR Defined for English Language Learners

revolving door

noun

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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