Chinese Wall

Origin of Chinese Wall

First recorded in 1905–10
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Chinese wall

noun
  1. 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
  2. an insurmountable obstacle
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