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Chinese Wall

noun, Informal.
2.
an insuperable barrier or obstacle, as to understanding.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10
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British Dictionary definitions for Chinese Wall

Chinese wall

noun
1.
a notional barrier between the parts of a business, esp between the market makers and brokers of a stock-exchange business, across which no information should pass to the detriment of clients
2.
an insurmountable obstacle
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