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glass wall

noun

a barrier to lateral movement within an organization, often due to prejudice

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  • The thickness of the glass wall was in most cases less than .01 mm.

    A Brief Account of Radio-activity Francis Preston Venable
  • With a protesting squeak, the glass wall disappeared into the rock.

  • Calhoun nodded his head toward the para behind the glass wall.

    The Hate Disease William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  • The younger man glanced uncomfortably through the glass wall panel into the small dark room beyond.

    The Dark Door Alan Edward Nourse
  • "Possibly," answered Heinrich, knitting his forehead as he stared through the glass wall out into the night.

    The Road to the Open Arthur Schnitzler
  • The ball of fire moved steadily toward the glass wall of the tube, and with a crash the glass exploded inward.

    Invaders from the Infinite

    John Wood Campbell
  • It slid softly along the carpeting before coming to a halt a few inches from the glass wall.

    The Revolutions of Time Jonathan Dunn
  • I saw a rifle being shown to Marina in an adjoining cubicle with a glass wall between us.

    Warren Commission (2 of 26): Hearings Vol. II (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy

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