revolving door love


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun 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.
  • noun A recurring pattern of events or problems.
  • noun A situation in which people remain or work only a short time before going elsewhere.
  • noun 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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


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