- a company, institution, or organization with a high turnover of personnel or members.
- a legal, medical, or other system or agency that discharges criminals, patients, etc., in the shortest possible time and without adequate attention or consideration.
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Origin of revolving door
OTHER WORDS FROM revolving doorre·volv·ing-door, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for revolving door
A guard is manning the door, which is always kept ajar so she can be monitored.
The kid from next door drops by and Marvin talks to him about the stunts in his latest film, Death Hunt.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile|Robert Ward|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
They eye the door anxiously, convinced that at any moment, a Pakistani or Iranian intelligence officer will come barging in.The Dangerous Drug-Funded Secret War Between Iran and Pakistan|Umar Farooq|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Gurley came out of stairwell door as the two cops approached.Protesters Demand Justice For Gurley As Gap Grows Between Cops and NYC|M.L. Nestel|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This courageous act earned him a late-night knock on the door with orders for Serna to vamos from Cuba.
Before Ripperda could unclasp his lips to reply, the stranger had opened the door, and passed through it like a gliding shadow.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
She looked so sweet when she said it, standing and smiling there in the middle of the floor, the door-way making a frame for her.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
She walked away toward another door, which was masked with a curtain that she lifted.Confidence|Henry James
Hilda, trembling at the door, more than half expected Mr. Orgreave to say: "You mean, she's invited herself."Hilda Lessways|Arnold Bennett
Then the door opened, the portiere was swept aside, and Anselme announced "Monsieur de Garnache."St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
British Dictionary definitions for revolving door
- informal a tendency to change personnel on a frequent basis
- (as modifier)a revolving-door band
- informal the hiring of former government employees by private companies with which they had dealings when they worked for the government
- (as modifier)revolving-door consultancies