[ glas klif ]
/ ˈglæs ˈklɪf /
a situation in which a woman or minority has advanced professionally at a time when adverse circumstances or crises make it more likely for the person to fail at the job: Hired to boost sagging morale, the CEO is facing the edge of a glass cliff.
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Origin of glass cliff
Coined in 2004 by Michelle K. Ryan (1948–) and S. Alexander Haslan (1962–), British psychologists, on the model of glass ceiling
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