brass ceiling noun the difficulty that women face in rising to high positions in the military
Despite that pledge, four women recently sued Panetta and the Pentagon, saying the ban was a ‘brass ceiling’ hindering their advancement through the ranks.
[http://nation.time.com 24 January 2013]
It’s Time to Smash the Brass Ceiling.
[www.huffingtonpost.com [headline] 29 January 2013]
CFBC abbreviation child-free by choice
Like Ruby, I am child-free by choice (CFBC) and proud of it.
[Grazia (UK celebrity magazine) 28 January 2013]
the grass ceiling noun the barrier to promotion in business that is caused by a person’s inability to play golf or to join the the right golf club
IBM chief held back by “grass ceiling”
[www.gqemploymentlaw.com (title) 16 January 2013]