revolving door

an entrance door for excluding drafts from the interior of a building, usually consisting of four rigid leaves set in the form of a cross and rotating about a central, vertical pivot in the doorway.
a company, institution, or organization with a high turnover of personnel or members.
a legal, medical, or other system or agency that discharges criminals, patients, etc., in the shortest possible time and without adequate attention or consideration.


revolving-door, adjective Unabridged
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revolving door
1.  a door that rotates about a central vertical axis, esp one with four leaves arranged at right angles to each other, thereby excluding draughts
2.  a.  informal a tendency to change personnel on a frequent basis
 b.  (as modifier): a revolving-door band
3.  a.  informal the hiring of former government employees by private companies with which they had dealings when they worked for the government
 b.  (as modifier): revolving-door consultancies

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Example sentences
Another flaw that urgently needs correcting is the revolving door policy of
  regulatory agencies.
She quickly steps into the moving wedge of a revolving door.
The place was nothing but a revolving door for true professionals.
The revolving door spins the same for those on both sides of the political
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