- Great Wall of China.
- an insuperable barrier or obstacle, as to understanding.
Origin of Chinese Wall
First recorded in 1905–10
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- a notional barrier between the parts of a business, esp between the market makers and brokers of a stock-exchange business, across which no information should pass to the detriment of clients
- an insurmountable obstacle
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