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    ivory tower

    Dear teachers,

    Is ivory tower a spiritual situation or place where the academic experts escape from the temporal/secular/worldly world?

    Thank you.

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    Re: ivory tower

    It's often used to imply that academics are removed from the 'real world' and its practicalities and cares.

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    Re: ivory tower

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    It's often used to imply that academics are removed from the 'real world' and its practicalities and cares.
    Thank you, Tdol

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    Re: ivory tower

    Its meaning has expanded to mean anyone not in touch with the real world.

    The CEO, with his high-rise penthouse and $200 haircuts, can't see well enough out of his ivory tower window to realize... etc.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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