- a door consisting of two to five upright panels hung on a central axle, and turned around automatically or by pushing on one of the panels: used to keep out drafts of air
- anything like a revolving door, as
- something that leads back to a previous place or condition: for some criminals, the justice system is a revolving door back to the streets
- a place or situation through which a stream of persons passes, as a job with a high turnover rate
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- designating or of the practice in which a former employee of a government department goes to work for a private company regulated by that department
- having a high turnover of personnel, members, etc.: said of a company, organization, etc.
- A door, especially at the entrance of a building, typically made of three or four rigid upright sections joined at right angles and rotating about a central upright pivot.
- a. A recurring pattern of events or problems: a revolving door of drug addiction and homelessness.b. A situation in which people remain or work only a short time before going elsewhere.c. A situation in which people with experience in an industry take government jobs in agencies that set policy for that industry and in which government employees take private-sector jobs in order to use their connections and knowledge to favorably influence government policy regarding their industry.