revolving door love


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A door, as in the entrance of an office or apartment building, usually consisting of four rigid upright sections interconnected at right angles and rotating about a central upright pivot.
  • n. Informal An organization, institution, or place whose members, personnel, or population remain only a short time before going elsewhere.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A door that rotates around a central pivot.
  • n. A system or institution in which people exit and immediately reenter.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a door consisting of four orthogonal partitions that rotate about a central pivot; a door designed to equalize the air pressure in tall buildings
  • n. an organization or institution with a high rate of turnover of personnel or membership


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  • But here at the SFN, where Lena’s office was a revolving door of athletes, salesmen, and advertisers, Rolanda’s out-there, come-fuck-me wardrobe often proved to be an asset with said gentlemen—that plus her insider knowledge of the network.


  • After the hearing adjourned, Bennie pushed through the revolving door of the Criminal Justice Center with Mary DiNunzio struggling to keep up.


  • "No," I said, not wanting to deal with the hotel doorman and on my own steam pushing through the newfangled revolving door of the Parker House, "I didn't forget."

    Beacon Street Mourning

  • When he saw me he shot through the revolving door so fast he gave the next half-dozen users a free spin.


  • Cliché flew backward, in through the revolving door and so fast that he was no longer touching the ground.

    Bubble in the Bathtub

  • The most vivid memory I have of O.J., before the Ford Bronco Chase, the bloody glove, the If it doesn’t fit, you must acquit, is the revolving door of his trailer.


  • Clayton waved him off and gave a reserved smile to Randy Simms, who now walked through the revolving door of the club.

    Mistress of Justice

  • For two years, I watched a revolving door of nonevents that never stopped intriguing me.

    Through a Glass, Blindly


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