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revolving door

A cycle in which employees do not remain in a position for more than a short amount of time before they leave, thus requiring the position to be filled frequently. Likened to a revolving door in front of a building where people can come and go at the same time. Primarily heard in US. Because public sector jobs typically cannot pay as much as private sector jobs, many positions become revolving doors.
See also: door, revolve

revolving door syndrome

1. In psychiatry, a patient's pattern of repeated admissions to psychiatric facilities. Since Penny is back here yet again, we need to devise a different treatment plan for her, to try and stop this revolving door syndrome.
2. The behavior exhibited by adult children who can no longer afford to live on their own and thus return home to live with their parents. My son is living with me once again and, given his disinterest in steady employment, I doubt this revolving door syndrome will ever end!
See also: door, revolve, syndrome

revolve around someone or something

 and revolve about someone or something 
1. Lit. to spin or move around someone or something. Do you think that the whole world revolves around you? The moon revolves about the earth.
2. Fig. [for people or things] to center upon someone or something or to be primarily concerned with someone or something. The way all of this is going to turn out revolves around Bob. The success of the picnic revolves around the weather.
See also: around, revolve

a revolving door

  (mainly American)
the movement of people from one organization or activity to another, especially from government jobs to private companies (often + between ) Congress has tightened regulations to slow down the revolving door between government and industry.
See also: door, revolve

revolve around

v.
1. To orbit around something: The planets revolve around the sun.
2. To be primarily concerned with something: This discussion will revolve around the causes of the problem. Not everything revolves around you, so stop thinking of yourself all the time!
See also: around, revolve
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We chose Micro Focus Revolve because it is easy to use, yet a very powerful analysis tool for COBOL developers," said Jeff Bradshaw, assistant vice president of application development at Pacific Life.
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Revolve allows such analysis to be done in a fraction of the time compared to manual methods," said Tony Pagliaro, director of enterprise solutions for Orkand.
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