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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.
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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!
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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.
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the revolving door

1. If you talk about the revolving door of an organization, you mean that the people working in it do not stay there for very long. The revolving door at Wests has only just stopped spinning. A huge turnover of players is usually not the ideal basis for success. For the next 25 years, the company had a revolving door of executives. Note: You can also use revolving-door before a noun. High spending by the country's revolving-door governments swelled the public sector debt.
2. If you talk about the revolving door between two organizations, you mean that people often move from one to the other, and sometimes back again. Mr Smith also spoke of the revolving door for senior civil servants getting jobs in industry connected with their former department. No fewer than 25 aldermen have been convicted of corruption since 1973. In fact, the revolving door between City Hall and jail accounts in part for the Mayor's current political influence.
3. You can use the revolving door to refer to a situation where solutions to problems only last for a short time, and then the same problems occur again. These kids are caught in the revolving door of the justice system, ending up back on the streets after serving time, faced with their old life. Note: You can also use revolving-door before a noun. This is the revolving-door syndrome: no home, no job, no money; hence crime, increasing isolation from society, imprisonment; hence no home on release, and back again to prison.
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revolve around

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!
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Outstanding loan balances on the revolving credit facility will accrue interest daily at a rate equal to LIBOR plus 1.
Revolving doors provide controlled pedestrian movement while protecting a building interior against variations in temperature and air pressure, as well as from pollutants present outside the building.
Most art museums can exist anywhere; all they need are artworks and walls to hang them on," said Jerry Beck, artistic director of The Revolving Museum.
In March 2016, Lemminkainen had agreed on a EUR260m revolving credit facility of which EUR75m was available when agreed conditions were met.
With Wilson out of office in 19 months and more and more lawmakers forced out by term limits, the revolving door law is becoming required reading at the Capitol.
While to date there has been no draw-down of the facility, Leor has the ability to draw $40,000,000 of the $150,000,000 revolving credit facility based on the current borrowing base.
2 Part in respect of 4,000,000,000 HUF, ie HUF four billion revolving, revolving in nature, revolving credit facility providing state-absolute guarantees as part of the loan agreement.
According to AMD, the proceeds of the secured revolving line of credit may be used for general corporate purposes, including working capital needs.
This incremental term loan, which matures in June 2018, is secured by the same collateral as the revolving facility on a pari passu basis with the revolving facility and guaranteed by the same subsidiaries of the company that guarantee the revolving facility.
Borrower and Canadian Borrower revolving credit facilities have an interest rate of Libor plus 300 bps, subject to reduction as Dollar Financial Corp.
Fitch assigned a Recovery Rating (RR) of 'RR1' to TOA's amended secured revolving credit facility, indicating outstanding (90%-100%) recovery prospects for holders of this debt issue.
On October 18, 2006, the company entered into an amendment to its Revolving Credit Agreement and its Term Loan Agreement extending the time period for delivering its Form 10Q for the quarter ended August 31, 2006 to December 24, 2006.
CHICAGO -- Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AAA' rating to the Michigan Municipal Bond Authority's (MMBA) $150 million clean water revolving fund revenue bonds, series 2006.
commercial real estate (CRE) CDOs will likely continue well into next year, but the pace of upgrades is not likely to continue due to the increasing prevalence of revolving structures and the anticipated slow down of upgrades on the underlying CMBS collateral, according to Fitch Ratings.
Amended Floor Plan and Revolving Credit Facilities Support Future Growth Beyond $2 Billion Sales Mark