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marzipan layer


the level of executives just below the partners in a firm; also called marzipan set


Marzipan layer refers to the layer of corporate executives just below the top-level "icing". Most women who manage to break into the executive ranks seem to get stuck in the marzipan layer.

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akin to marzipan as a 'superficial layer or covering'

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