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re·volv·ing door

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. revolving doornoun

    an organization or institution with a high rate of turnover of personnel or membership

  2. revolving door, revolvernoun

    a door consisting of four orthogonal partitions that rotate about a central pivot; a door designed to equalize the air pressure in tall buildings


  1. revolving doornoun

    A door that rotates around a central pivot.

  2. revolving doornoun

    A system or institution in which people exit and immediately reenter.


  1. Revolving Door

    Revolving Door is a song by American rap rock band Crazy Town. It was released in August 2001 as the fourth and final single from their debut album The Gift of Game. It was the followup single to their No. 1 hit Butterfly. Whilst failing to chart in the US, the song became a minor hit in several countries, reaching No. 19 in Finland and No. 23 in the UK.


  1. revolving door

    A revolving door is a type of door that consists of three or four panels attached to a central shaft. These panels rotate around a vertical axis within a cylindrical enclosure which ensures that one side is always open while the other is closed, minimizing the loss of air conditioning and heat. In political and business terminology, it refers to the movement of individuals between roles in public service or government positions and roles in private sector industries, often leading to potential conflicts of interest or unethical practices.


  1. Revolving door

    A revolving door typically consists of three or four doors that hang on a central shaft and rotate around a vertical axis within a cylindrical enclosure. Revolving doors are energy efficient as they prevent drafts, thus preventing increases in the heating or cooling required for the building. At the same time, revolving doors allow large numbers of people to pass in and out.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of revolving door in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of revolving door in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of revolving door in a Sentence

  1. President Bill Clinton on Wednesday:

    We will finally be able to say, loudly and clearly, that for repeat, violent, criminal offenders: three strikes and you're out. We are tired of putting you back in through the revolving door.

  2. Albert Camus:

    All great deeds and all great thoughts have a ridiculous beginning. Great works are often born on a street corner or in a restaurant's revolving door.

  3. Brian Babin:

    For the sake of Casey and thousands of other Americans who have been victimized, it is time we start putting the safety of our citizens first and stop this revolving door that is allowing dangerous criminals who should be deported back onto our streets.

  4. Deputy Interior Minister Roberto Campa:

    I hope that what follows allows many alternative mechanisms to imprisonment to be found, because experience shows that someone who goes to jail for something minor ends up back there after being let out - a sort of revolving door.

  5. Rahm Emanuel:

    We need to stop the revolving door for repeat gun offenders. These violent offenders must know that their punishment will match the seriousness of the crimes they committed and the value and the sanctity of the lives they have taken from their fellow family members.

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