Glass Ceiling
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Glass Ceiling

The phrase ‘glass ceiling’ is often used in a situation when a woman¬†or someone from a minority group have a hard time climbing up the professional ladder whether they are suitable or not.

Example in use:Despite her qualifications she was not promoted to the¬†executive level position.”


Interesting fact

This phrase was first heard in 1978 when Marilyn Loden (an American author) mentioned this in her speech. Hillary Clinton recently made it very popular again when she used this idiom after she lost the political election in 2016.