revolving door

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n revolving door a door consisting of four orthogonal partitions that rotate about a central pivot; a door designed to equalize the air pressure in tall buildings
    • n revolving door an organization or institution with a high rate of turnover of personnel or membership
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Usage

In literature:

Moya bolted the door after him and sat down trembling by the table, the revolver in her shaking hand.
"The Highgrader" by William MacLeod Raine
Whispering Smith turned the key in the door of his room as he revolved the situation in his mind.
"Whispering Smith" by Frank H. Spearman
He passed through the revolving doors and entered the office.
"The Wall Street Girl" by Frederick Orin Bartlett
Seth recovered his revolver, and lunged toward the door.
"The Heart of Thunder Mountain" by Edfrid A. Bingham
He heard soft footsteps outside the door, and, raising the revolver, pulled the trigger.
"Philo Gubb Correspondence-School Detective" by Ellis Parker Butler
Grace was in front of the hotel door when he snapped his revolver from its sheath.
"The Duke Of Chimney Butte" by G. W. Ogden
From an opposite door, came two men; one of them fired at me twice with a revolver held in his left hand.
"The Million-Dollar Suitcase" by Alice MacGowan
It was the work of a moment, and as he turned about his right hand was gripping the butt of a revolver, ready and pointing at the door.
"The Law-Breakers" by Ridgwell Cullum
Drawing my revolver, I pushed open the door and entered the building.
"Gold" by Stewart White
With her revolver pointed straight before her she moved softly toward the door.
"The Boy Allies with the Cossacks" by Clair W. Hayes
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In news:

The 'No-Short' List Becomes A Revolving Door.
This means, the list has become a revolving door of additions and deletions.
Sometimes, Justice System Really Is A Revolving Door.
Ending the jail's revolving door.
Revolving door of wars tied to severe PTSD.
" Revolving Door" Prohibitions Against Legislators Lobbying State Government After They Leave Office.
The post-election politics of the revolving door.
The White House/Wall Street Revolving Door Can't Stop Spinning.
As the Revolving Door Turns.
Revolving Door at Grubb & Ellis.
There's no end to revolving door stories.
Slowing the revolving door .
This remark will lend support to parents who allow revolving-door child care.
Obama opens ' revolving door ' for Defense nominee.
Recent news and coverage of Viva La Revolving Door .
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