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marble ceiling

marble ceiling
 n.— «As speaker of the House, Pelosi, 66, would be second in the line of presidential succession, behind the vice president. “For a woman to break through what I call the “marble ceiling’ here is something quite remarkable,” she said. “It sends a message that women can do anything.”» —“ Pelosi: Democrats not out for revenge” in Washington D.C. CNN Nov. 8, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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