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The meaning of "glass ceiling"

" Glass ceiling "
An unacknowledged or unseen discriminatory barrier that prevents women and minorities from rising to positions of power.
I've more experience, better qualifications and work harder than my male co-workers, yet I still don't get promoted and no one tells me why. I guess that's what they call the glass ceiling.
Where did it originate?:
America, 20th century.
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