Idiom of the Day : 04 Sep 17

an ivory tower

Meaning: You can say someone’s in an ivory tower if they’re in a place that separates them from everyday life, such as a university.

✔️ For example:

▪️ People often complain that academics stuck in their ivory towers don’t really understand the problems of the average person.

▪️ Peter’s dream is to get tenure in a university and spend the rest of his life hidden away in an ivory tower.


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